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Study Shows Benefits Of Mindfulness Programs In Schools

Recently, an article was published by Psychology Today about mindfulness in schools. It details how teens in the United States are struggling with mental health more than ever before. A survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted in 2021 found 44 percent of teens experienced feelings of sadness or hopelessness that prevented them from participating in normal activities. The pandemic was especially hard on youth. In comparison to 2019, emergency room vi... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, February 20, 2023

SEL Speaker Series: Dr. Justine Okerson on Emotional Intelligence and College Admissions

From finding the right fit for college to navigating applications, now more than ever emotional intelligence is crucial for college admission. Join Lausanne alumna, Dr. Justine Okerson, to discuss how to cultivate emotional intelligence, and apply lessons learned to college admission, future careers, and lifelong learning.   Read More
at Friday, October 1, 2021

Lausanne Learning Announces 2021-22 Speaker Series

Lausanne and Lausanne Learning are proud to announce our 2021-22 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Speaker Series.  September 14, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Justine Okerson on Emotional Intelligence & College Admissions October 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Bryan Pearlman on Supporting Students Emotionally November 16, 2021 at 7 p.m. - Patricia Smith on Compassion Fatigue February 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. - Dr. Tegan Reeves on Embodied Literacy & Resilience March 22,... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 22, 2021

"Everyone Has A Theory About Shopping Carts"

One of the SEL lessons we conducted with a group of 8th graders garnered a mention the NY Times.  Enjoy!  Link to article: Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Lausanne SEL Kicks Off Speaker Series with Best Selling Author

Last night, Lausanne SEL kicked off its inaugural Speaker Series. More than a hundred Lausanne community members registered to see Jonathan Mooney, best-selling author of The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal and Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines.  "Jonathan was a great speaker," said Lausanne parent Kerry Connors. "I loved his book. I read it one sitting and did a lot of highlighting. It's rare to find a useful book ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 13, 2021

SEL Speaker Series At Lausanne Planned For 2021

In January, Lausanne will begin hosting a monthly SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) speaker series via Zoom. The series intends to give school constituents guidance and resources as we continue to navigate the pandemic.  The series begins with acclaimed author Jonathan Mooney on January 12, 2021, at 7 p.m. Mooney is the author of The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal and Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines and numerous articles and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, December 5, 2020

Expanding SEL Program Makes Positive Impact On Lausanne Students

After alumni Cameron Kinley '17 snagged his first college interception as starting cornerback for the Naval Academy football team, the former Lynx and current Senior Class President of his college sent a text to Lausanne's Director of Social and Emotional Learning, Greg Graber, that said: "Mr. Graber! I had my first collegiate interception. I was able to stay calm and composed throughout the whole game. I owe a lot of that to you. I used the breathing technique from yo... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, October 2, 2020

Greg Graber Becomes Lausanne's Director of SEL and Mindfulness

Beginning in the 2020 school year, Greg Graber, our current Head of Middle School, will be serving as our Director of SEL and Mindfulness. In his new position, Greg will develop mindfulness programs and resources for students, faculty and families in all three academic divisions of the school. Utilizing his experience with athletic teams like the Memphis Grizzlies, LSU, The George Washington University and Rice University, Greg will expand his work with athletics... Read More
at Wednesday, February 26, 2020