In partnership with MidPen Media Center, Acknowledge Alliance is proud to announce our new television series, Resilience from the Heart.
In our pilot episode, we discussed the importance and impacts of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom. Our Resilience Program Manager, Tracy Lyons, gave an overview of how SEL classroom lessons are implemented. We invited a panel of educators to share their experience and benefits of SEL: Kennedy Middle School principal Steve Hamm; Barron Park Elementary School teacher Sylvia Sanders; and Columbia Middle School teacher Emily Moorehead. The panel was moderated by host Jenée Littrell, Associate Superintendent from the San Mateo County Office of Education.
In this episode, you'll also be able to see a social emotional learning lesson that features the Museum Walk of Feelings! Acknowledge Alliance Resilience Consultant, Chris Chiochios, facilitated a lesson about feelings for 5th grade students at Beechwood School as part of our original "Project Resilience" curriculum. In addition to a mindfulness and gratitude practice, students participated in an activity to help them identify when they feel certain emotions: I feel happy when ___, I feel sad when ___, I feel angry ___, I feel worried when ___. Through this shared group experience and process, students learned about empathy too.
Our Resilience Program Director, Sarah Kremer, says, "We want to ensure young people understand their own emotions, understand the emotions of others, and know how to work well with other people."
We are grateful to have been selected to be part of the MidPen Media Center On-Ramp program. The On-Ramp program helps non-profit, government and educational organizations launch new shows, series or screenings. Through collaboration, non-profits receive production support, and the Media Center broadens its community reach and impact.
The episode will be aired on mid-Peninsula cable channel 28 on the following dates:
Thu, Oct 25 - 6:00pm
Sun, Oct 28 - 9:30am
Mon, Oct 29 - 8:00pm
Tues, Oct 30 - 11:30am
Wed, Oct 31 - 2:00pm
You may also view the full episode below on our YouTube channel anytime you'd like!