Social-Emotional Wellbeing Goes Hand in Hand with Dyslexia Education

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Carroll Connection, Winter 2018

This article was originally featured in the Winter 2018 edition of Carroll Connection. In this edition we asked our students how we are doing on our mission to give each child what he or she most needs. Read what they had to say. (Article 6 of 8)

Social Emotional Wellbeing

We believe that academic growth and social-emotional learning go hand in hand. Carroll is an environment that makes learning differently a completely normal and daily occurrence. We work diligently to reverse the “I’m stupid” mindset that many students come to Carroll with.

Just listen to these stories from our students …

Luc Alonzo (5th grade): In my old school, I felt like kids were smarter than me. I didn’t feel smart and didn’t think I was learning well. Here, you really feel like you’re learning things and you actually ARE learning things.


Dureti O’Brien (5th grade): Before Carroll, I didn’t even know what dyslexia was. I was confused about why I was so far behind. Carroll helps me to believe in myself again.


Oakley Robbins (7th grade): At first, coming here, it may seem a little different. Then it’s like “Wow - there are other people who have the same stuff as me, I’m not the only one.” You feel like you fit in right away.


Keelin Ercolani (8th grade): It stops being like a hidden secret that you have this trouble with learning. You share something together.



Lilah Daniels (7th grade): At my old school, it was embarrassing because everyone would be reading Harry Potter and I was reading “Bob the Builder” books. So, I would leave a coloring book in the bathroom and go in there to color. My teacher didn’t even notice. Here, It’s a lot more comfortable in the classroom - I can get things wrong, ask questions, and not feel embarrassed.

Matt Gaziano (Upper 8): Even though we are different and come from different schools, we’re like a big family because we know each other.


Lauryn Muller (4th grade): I feel like I’m on top of the world here.



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