Schools Excelling in Emotional Development
SEED is a professional development program dedicated to strengthening emotional regulation skills, fostering mental well-being, and building a connection between home and school approaches to social-emotional learning. BCS has been a member of this program since 2023, and all of our teachers have participated in trainings to expand their knowledge.
The SEED Perspective
Developed by emotional development expert, Alyssa Blask Campbell
We believe in a world where...
... we can feel our feelings without drowning in
... we aren’t scared of a feeling because we know
we can process it.
... we show up with empathy.
... we can acknowledge our insecurities without
tearing someone else down.
... we have respect for one another’s bodies and
... it’s okay to cry, and where others won’t try and
stop it out of fear or discomfort.
... we are responsible for our own regulation.
... we all have people we can break down to, who
collaboratively help us process the hard stuff.
... we all have tools to help us find our calm.
For Teachers & Families
SEED is designed to support both teaching staff and families in fostering emotional intelligence in the next generation. SEED provides families at participating schools with access to a free online training specifically designed for caregivers, called "Tiny Humans, Big Emotions," as well as a collection of free resources about sleep, activites, and more -- for more information, talk to your directors or classroom teachers! There are also a number of courses for parents available for purchase on the Seed & Sew website.
For teachers, there are eight core workshops available, each focused on a different aspect of social-emotional learning: