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Social and Emotional Learning Built into Morning Meetings

Amy Childers, a current student in the Specialist in School Psychology program, was awarded second place in the 2020 Three Minute Thesis Competition, hosted by the WCU's Graduate School.

Her presentation on “Social and Emotional Learning Built into an Elementary School Morning Meeting,” modified social and emotional learning lessons to fit in the morning meeting time in order to provide more consistent instruction in these areas. The goal is that this regular time of social and emotional learning instruction will lead to higher academic achievement, fewer behavioral issues, and an increase in classroom community and cohesion. 

Her presentation received high marks from the judges, noting strong communication skill, solid research design, and a compelling connection with the audience. Childers received a $250 tuition award for the Spring 2021 semester and $250 cash.

About the Specialist in School Psychology

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Location: Cullowhee, Main Campus

Full-Time, 36 Months to Complete

Prerequisite: GRE preferred 1000+

App. Deadline: Feb. 1


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