Social Emotional Learning

Academic achievement is only one aspect of a learners education at iLEAD. We also deeply value and support the learner’s development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement. Through the use of a character report of progress we track the development of the following character strengths as defined by Character Lab.

Strengths of Mind
Curiosity is a strong desire to learn or know something—a search for information for its own sake.

Strengths of Heart
Gratitude is the appreciation for the benefits we receive from others, and the desire to reciprocate.

Strengths of Will
Grit is perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

Growth Mindset
Strengths of Will
Having a growth mindset means understanding that intelligence can be developed.

Strengths of Will
Optimism is being hopeful about future outcomes combined with the agency to shape that future.

Strengths of Heart
Having a purpose means being driven by something larger than yourself.

Strengths of Heart, Strengths of Mind
Self-control is controlling one’s own responses so they align with short- and long-term goals.

Social/Emotional Intelligence
Strengths of Heart
Social/Emotional intelligence is understanding feelings and using them to inform actions.

Strengths of Mind
Zest—also referred to as vitality—is an approach to life that is filled with excitement and energy.

To learn more about Character Lab and Character Strengths go to: Character Lab.