Discover how students and educators can reduce stress, better regulate emotions, and focus more fully on teaching and learning by tuning into their inner selves.
- Taking a moment to be mindful of your breathing can help you manage stress, listen more deeply, and defuse tense classroom situations.
- Intentional silence in the school day offers opportunities for deep reflection and learning.
- Mindfulness interventions should be just one component of social and emotional learning.
- Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
- See what happens when students and faculty participate in regular meetings to build trust and promote deeper learning.
- Mindfulness and compassion are effective self-care strategies for teachers who work with students who routinely experience trauma.
- Teachers should avoid the reflexive language of anger or frustration. Here's a list of these sayings, framed as opportunities to constructively address difficult student behavior.
- Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build both literacy and social and emotional learning skills in tight-knit groups.
- Build social and emotional skills into any class.
- How can we help elementary students who have been scarred by tragedy become more receptive to learning?
- Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing, prioritizing, improving their working memory, and mapping their options.
- A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results.
- Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.
- To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing.