Educating the Whole Child

  • Mary Beth Shea 
    Executive Director of Social-Emotional Learning and Student Services 
    508-862-4953 ext.1734

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    The Barnstable Public Schools’ district vision is to educate the whole child by creating a student centered school culture that addresses students’ physical, social, emotional, and academic needs by creating a safe and healthy learning environment in which students are challenged, supported, and engaged. We are addressing this through social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD), and positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS).

    What is social, emotional, and academic development?

    Social, emotional, and academic development is the integration of social and emotional development with academic learning in K-12 education.

    What are the competency skills of social-emotional development?

    • Self-awareness
    • Self-management
    • Social awareness
    • Relationship skills
    • Responsible decision making

    What are positive behavior interventions and supports?

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a prevention oriented framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.

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