James N. Thorp Elementary

James N. Thorp Elementary School

As the schools art therapist my roll was to find creative ways to improve student's social and emotional learning skills. When developing directives I structured actives around primary Illinois social/emotional learning standards: 

  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success

  2. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships

  3.  Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.

In addition, I also strived to develop directives that meet the needs and/or personal desires of each student.