What is Social-Awareness?
"The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
Respect for others
CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning)
SOCIAL - AWARENESS involves:
Understanding other people's feelings (Empathy)
Understanding similarities and differences
Respecting people's opinions, and choices (Appreciating Diversity)
SOCIAL AWARENESS IS THE BASIC FOUNDATION
WHERE WE BUILD
RELATIONSHIPS SKILLS AND DECISION-MAKING.
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AT A GLANCE
Social Awareness is a set of skills. The basic ones are Empathy, Appreciating Diversity, and Respect.
We need to teach children how to interact with others. These are skills that need to be taught.
We, adults, are the role-models for them. All our interactions with our children matter.
We must expose our children to different cultures. This way children will have an open-minded vision of the world. It will facilitate interactions in the future.
Students with a good foundation on the social-awareness are more likely to stand up against racism and bullying. In addition, they are more likely to be tolerant and make good choices on behaviors when interacting with people in general.
Social-awareness in a foundation to learn relationship skills and responsible decision-making skills.
It is recommended to read books with diverse authors and themes with different characters from different cultures and realities.
Lastly, tell stories of your background to foster appreciation and respect for your culture.
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