Rituals play a powerful role in both physical and mental well-being. In this audiocast, you’ll learn about how Concourse Village Elementary incorporates rituals to reaffirm shared values in their school community and reinforce a positive self-identity for young people. The school’s focus on responsive relationships has promoted a sense of belonging and safety for students and has led to high rates of student attendance and engagement —which, in turn, has proved to be fertile ground for significant growth in academic achievement.
Resources to Share
- Mindfulness in education: An approach to cultivating self-awareness that can bolster kids’ learning
This WestEd brief explores mindfulness as a strategy for facilitating well-being in school, including benefits for students and educators, examples of mindfulness strategies, and resources for learning more.
- Teacher-Created Videos for Remote Learning at Concourse Village
Watch this video to see how Concourse Village Elementary’s principal and staff created engaging video lessons for remote learning.
- Social Science Research Explores Psychological Effects Of Rituals
NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast discusses how rituals can increase trust and cooperation in this quick episode.
By the Numbers
Concourse Village Elementary School
|Location||District 7, Bronx, New York|
|Number of Students||292|
|Grades Served||Pre-K - 5|
|School Model||Traditional Public School|
|Conditions for Equitable Learning & Development||Personal, Learning Environment|
*Student Demographic data sourced from data.nysed.gov and nces.ed.gov. NCES lists Latinx as “Hispanic” and Native American as “American Indian.”