Teachers, SePAS, ESEB, CI/CIS, SEA staff and other professionals may contact the CDSE directly for information on issues concerning:

  • working with students displaying socio-emotional developmental needs;
  • classroom or group management;
  • advice in the context of the PDS (plan de développement scolaire);
  • prevention programs (for example mindfulness, cycle 1).

The CDSE provides coaching in primary and secondary schools. Contents and planning is adapted to the specific needs of participants. An application may be submitted by a class teacher, a school support team or a school via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Promotion of social and emotional skills in cycle 1 - Mindfulness

We work with a mindfulness-based pre-school curriculum from the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin, USA. This curriculum was developed for a research project investigating the impact of mindful practices on the wellbeing of preschool children.

The CDSE staff accompanies the implementation of sequences (developed together with the teacher) focussing on sensory experiences, feelings and thoughts, i.e. the experience of the 'here and now'.

This program provides concrete tools for children to consider their individual needs and to develop a respectful attitude towards themselves and others, a sense of belonging to the group, empathy and positive emotions.

In addition, Mindfulness promotes the child's ability to concentrate, control impulses, relax and lower stress levels.

The program has been scientifically tested and validated.

Promotion of social and emotional skills (primary school and secondary school) – school climate

The CDSE mediators intervene when the climate of the class hinders the learning process for ex.: when a pupil is being teased or rejected by his/her classmates (deliberately and repetitively during a certain period). 

Within the scope of coaching, the CDSE staff helps the pupils to develop skills such as communication, team spirit and autonomy. The coaching promotes a school climate favorable for discussion and for learning and it supports the well-being of the pupils in the class. 

More info about mobbing and intervention stragies can be found here.

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