During this uncertain time when our haumāna need support, we continue to share weekly tips for educators from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
When students return to school – via virtual learning or in the classroom – it can be valuable to engage them in activities that affirm their competence, sense of self-worth and feelings of safety.
There are many social-emotional learning practices and wellness activities that teachers can encourage students to complete in school or online. These activities can promote self-regulation when students are feeling stressed and provide a healthy sense of control over controllable aspects of an overwhelming situation.
Here’s this week’s social emotional and wellness practice:
Give students the chance to share what they’ve learned or a chance to teach their classmates. This can include having students find and teach brief self-soothing or mindfulness exercises that promote self-regulation.
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