This article, originally featured on Edutopia.com, inspired one of our Parent Teacher Tools. The feedback from our parents in a general sense was: “what can I do to get more comfortable with helping students move through big feelings even though I’m not always comfortable with it?” This is exciting on many levels but two immediately surface:
- as a school, we are willing to hold space for students’ feelings.
Our intention is to help the student know and get comfortable with their feelings and then move back into the community flow.
- as parents who are in the classroom, we want to support students and are continually practicing moving through our own feelings, triggers and biases to support students from a grounded and neutral place.
Below is the quick-reference list we assembled from the article. Check out the article for in-depth descriptions on how to apply these tools; and share the love with your teachers and c0-homeschooling families!
Think of these when you are modeling building emotional awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management:
- Practice Recognizing Emotions
- Notice Physical Responses
- Get Curious
- Observe Your Emotions
- Notice the Impact of Your Emotions on Others