GOWER

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Capturing Kids’ Hearts

Gower School District 62 is implementing the Capturing Kids’ Process, which involves working with students on the Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards in order to help students be successful in all settings. Teachers and students work together to create a “social or class contract” to define how students will treat each other and how the teacher will treat students and be treated. There are several components to the Capturing Kids’ Process, however the main focus is on a way of being: respectful, respected, building relationships, sharing “Good Things”, making good decisions, self-managing behaviors, and a positive learning environment for all.