How Ruby Bridges exemplified SEL qualities.
Don’t follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. When you start a new trail equipped with courage, strength, and conviction, the only thing that can stop you is you!”
Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American civil rights activist. She was the first African-American child to desegregate the all-white William Frantz Elementary School in Louisiana during the New Orleans school desegregation crisis on November 14, 1960. (Wikipedia)
At just the age of 6 Ruby Bridges demonstrated spectacular SEL core competencies such as self-management and responsible decision making. To be able to stay level headed and maintain composure in such a scary situation is simply incredible. Thank you for your bravery, Ruby!