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Senior trainer Marieke van Woerkom offers a collection of strategies, from bringing plants into the classroom to mindful breathing, to help us and our students cope with the pressures of testing season.
Gratitude can reduce stress and reshape the brain. Here are two steps for practicing it.
Three simple steps to help us calm our brains — and our classrooms.
The holidays can be a stressful time. Here are some simple steps to help us and our students handle heightened emotions - now or any time.
The first few days of school are the perfect time to begin taking a restorative approach to discipline in your classroom. Step 1: Be in community with your students.
A restorative conversation can turn a student’s problematic behavior into a teachable moment.
In communicating with students, focus on the behavior you want to see and encourage, not the off-task or disruptive behavior you want to stop.
We can help our students (and ourselves) calm down, focus, and respond constructively to stress by practicing deep, focused breathing.
Empathy isn’t just a quality – it’s a skill that can be learned. Here’s an activity to help students practice their empathy skills.
We all have self-talk. Fortunately, we, and our students, can learn to shape what that self-talk is.