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By Joe Block 

Tower Rock Elementary taps into social emotional learning


December 13, 2018

Joe Block

A game of bingo with a dietician entertained the students.

It was a strange sight in the 4th grade room at Tower Rock Elementary. The students, normally vivacious and talkative, were calm, quiet, and fully immersed in their activity.

That activity was yoga, led by Mara Harter. Mats were laid out on the floor, and each student focused on Harter's movements and instructions. There were occasional confusions of left and right among the students, but otherwise they were mirroring her movement perfectly.

They were peaceful.

This year Tower Rock's 4th grade class is piloting the Second Step social and emotional learning program. Social and emotional lear...

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