by Mrs. Janet Hernandez, Assistant Teacher in Lower Elementary Did you know that at Arborland Montessori Children’s Academy, our goal is to nurture our students not only academically but in all aspects as well? Our students grow into some of the most graceful and courteous people you have ever met. Below are some examples of what they learn through interacting with the people around them. (We went into detail about social development in the primary years in a previous post.)
By Ms. Anisa Foy and Dr. Sueling Chen What does it mean to have social skills? It is not about doing what is right or wrong. It means that one knows how, and is able to, behave in a way that peers find culturally and socially acceptable. We first become aware of social behaviors at home, where we learn through how our family treats us and how they expect us to behave. It is like learning how to talk–there is no formal training, we just imitate what we see and hear around us.