Resilient Kids, Inspired Teachers, Joyful Classrooms
[Emotional intelligence is] the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.
Mamaroneck’s Commitment to Social and Emotional Well-Being
The Mamaroneck School District is committed to nurturing the social, emotional, and inner lives of our students. We recognize that when we strengthen emotional intelligence and capacities for self-awareness, and when children are better able to self regulate and interact with others, there is greater availability for learning.
We seek to create an inclusive learning community in which individuals of every race, class, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability feel seen, heard, and valued. This requires the district to be vigilant and active in confronting and combating inequities and biases of all forms.
Recognizing the crucial interconnection between minds and hearts, we commit to foster the skills that enable our children to become aware, compassionate, thoughtful, balanced, proactive and responsible citizens.
To these ends, the district promotes a growth mindset, provides mindfulness education, supports ongoing community-building activities, encourages healthy lifestyle habits, implements Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs, and is launching a study of culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy.