Category: Culture and Curriculum

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iLEAD Lancaster Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At iLEAD Lancaster, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and resolve,… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Zest

“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.” —Gordon Parks Central to the iLEAD Lancaster approach to project-based learning is a belief that education works best when it’s energetic. Rather than being stale and rote, it’s filled with excitement. That excitement, which… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Curiosity

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir Within the iLEAD Lancaster education model, we believe kids are more empowered to learn and retain knowledge when learning means… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Self-Control

By definition, social-emotional learning (SEL) helps kids tap into their emotions and how they affect what they do. So it should follow that an essential component of SEL is an understanding of self-control, or self-management. As defined by the Collaborative… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster 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… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Optimism

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is one of the core elements of the iLEAD Lancaster 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,… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Charter School Culture: Social Intelligence

In the iLEAD Lancaster 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… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Charter School Culture: Whole-Child Development

Last week we introduced the importance of social-emotional learning at iLEAD Lancaster. 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… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Charter School Culture: Real-World Experiences

Consider this for a moment: What would be an ideal way to learn about flight and all that it involves? Do textbooks, lectures, and maybe a few videos help learners gain a firm grasp and understanding of the concepts?  What… Read more

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iLEAD Lancaster Charter School Culture: Partnering with Home and Community

At iLEAD Lancaster Charter School, we don’t believe that education happens solely within the four walls of a school. On the contrary, we believe education that produces well-rounded children is a result of synergy and collaboration between the school, the… Read more