“One of the most important recommendations contained in this report is the need to expand social and emotional learning“ writes Governor Sununu of New Hampshire as he shared his School Safety Preparedness Taskforce Report to all school personnel in the state.
New Hampshire has been leading the nation with its redefined extensive focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in schools. The Governor’s School Safety Preparedness Taskforce Report highlights the significant need for SEL in all schools, specifically an explicit comprehensive program, like the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement (JLCL) program that will be implemented in all of New Hampshire’s schools.
The JLCL Movement was created by Scarlett Lewis after her son, Jesse, was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Scarlett created the JLCL Movement, alongside many educators, to establish a free and comprehensive SEL program for all schools. From this the Choose Love Enrichment Program™ was born. It is a no-cost, downloadable, pre-K through 12th grade, evidence-based social and emotional classroom program teaching children how to choose love in any circumstance. The program focuses on four important character values – Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action – which cultivates optimism, resilience and personal responsibility. Included elements are positive psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience, character values and more.
To-date, the Choose Love Enrichment Program has been downloaded in all 50 states and Washington DC and over 55 different countries more than 16,000 times by more than 7,600 educators, which is collectively reaching about 1,400,000 students.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Scarlett for years. She became an avid fan of EFT Tapping when she started using it to overcome the devastating grief and trauma she was experiencing from the loss of her son. While creating the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, we realized the importance of including a Tapping aspect to the SEL program. Now teachers can access a free Tapping guide that correlates to the Choose Love SEL program. The Tapping guides are available for early elementary, upper elementary, middle, and high school on the website as a Tapping Extension Program.
The Tapping Solution Foundation has donated over 1,000 books to teachers in New Hampshire.
With the Governor’s report, there is an urge to prioritize SEL in all schools and across all levels. With the Tapping Extension Program and the SEL curriculum, students are learning the skills to manage and cope with their feelings, giving them the opportunity for life-long success academically, emotionally and socially. To find out more information about how to use EFT Tapping in your school, visit our collection of free resources.
Until next time…
“Programs have emerged that can be a tool for prevention not only for violence, but for addiction, suicide, and the toxic anxiety that has plagued our school children for too long. I’ve had the honor of working with Scarlett Lewis. She is a national leader in social emotional learning and creator of the Choose Love movement. As a state, New Hampshire will provide a backbone of support through Scarlett’s program to introduce social emotional learning curriculum.” – Governor Sununu