Culture and Curriculum

iLEAD Agua Dulce Social Emotional Learning
iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Gratitude

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Did you know that consciously practicing gratitude can help improve your physical and psychological health? DidRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Growth Mindset

At iLEAD Agua Dulce, we believe when kids learn how to face challenges, they grow into leaders. As part of our emphasis on social-emotional learning (SEL), we believe it’s important to develop what we call a growth mindset. Let’s do a quick test. Do you tend to agree or disagree with the following statements? MyRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the iLEAD Agua Dulce approach to education. Through social-emotional learning, learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Academic achievement is only one aspect of a learner’s educationRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Social Intelligence

In the iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School approach to project-based learning, which produces well-rounded kids, social intelligence is a key component of whole-child development. What do we mean by social intelligence? It’s a person’s ability to interact well with others. It’s often simply called people skills, or tact. It isn’t necessarily a natural-born characteristic, butRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at iLEAD Agua Dulce. Social-emotional learning is integral to our whole-child educational approach. A whole-child mind-set means that we are focused on far more than teaching to tests or holding up state standards as the be-all, end-all of education. We believe in focusing on the wholeRead More

iLEAD Agua Dulce Social Emotional Learning
iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Social-Emotional Learning

In our approach to education at iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, we emphasize methods that foster learners’ social-emotional learning. Social-emotional learning is the process through which learners understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, and establish and maintain positive relationships to make responsible decisions. We believe it’sRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Real-World Experiences

iLEAD Agua Dulce emphasizes 21st-century skills and preparing learners for the work world, and tangible experiences help elevate the learning process. Examples include our DreamUp to Space challenges, where teams of learners come up with scientific research projects that launch to the International Space Station for testing; or living history programs, where learners re-create scenesRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Building 21st-Century Skills

At iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School, what’s important is not only ensuring learners are receiving an academically well-rounded education but also that they have the tools they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. That’s why we place a high priority on 21st-century skills. These skills are essential in a worldwide market that’s moving fasterRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Charter School Culture: Project-Based Learning

Spend even just a few moments inquiring about iLEAD Agua Dulce’s approach to education, and one of the first things you’ll hear about is project-based learning, or PBL. It’s at the core of our approach to school and a proven asset to education. So what is project-based learning? In PBL, learners actively explore real-world challengesRead More

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iLEAD Agua Dulce Culture: Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)

At the heart of the iLEAD Agua Dulce approach to learning is a firm belief that because every child is different, there is a great benefit in education that embraces a learner’s individuality. Setting goals at the beginning of the school year is very important. The idea of “beginning with the end in mind” isRead More

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