In this free excerpt from Teaching, Learning, and Trauma, Grades 6-12, the authors discuss the importance of self-care for teachers and students alike, and provides strategies and tips for maintaining your own mental health so that you can better support students.
"Week five, and maybe you feel a little more confident. And in the same nano-second of time that you feel like you are just arriving at “I got this,” there is another feeling snuggling right up to your new-found confidence. It feels something like dread. How am I going to do this until the end of the school year? Is this really sustainable?" Read the full blog by author Beth Kelley on Corwin Connect.
"As an educator you have a unique opportunity to role model for your students how to stay calm during uncertain times. The first step is to know how to do that for yourself before you can do it for your children, spouse, family, and students." Read the full blog from author Beth Kelley on Corwin Connect.
Featured on the Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning podcast, Episode #91. Jessica and John Hannigan, authors of SEL From a Distance, discuss how the switch to distance learning combined with recent instances of racial injustice has put a spotlight on the cracks in the practice of social and emotional learning (SEL).
"Girls’ lives are hard and, let’s face it, adults don’t really understand what girls are going through. Sure, we might know what it’s like to be a teenager, to struggle with academic or family issues, or to deal with complicated friendships or relationships. But we don’t know what it is like to be a girl today—trying to figure herself out, getting ridiculed and judged on social media, constantly comparing herself to others, never quite feeling good enough, and so afraid to fail that she is plagued with stress and anxiety on a daily basis." Read the full post on Corwin Connect.
In Chapter 6, the author discusses and provides examples of how to balance the needs of brain and body.
This chart compares traits of surviving and thriving modes of individuals.
Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan and John Hannigan, authors of SEL From a Distance, speak from their own experience about how important social-emotional learning (SEL) is for students, teachers, and school leaders. SEL is not something that comes to any of us naturally; the skills to take care of ourselves must be taught explicitly. The authors share how to do that from a distance (i.e. online in virtual teaching), as well as in person.