Connecting Language and Emotions: Language patterns reveal body’s hidden response to stress

09/11/2017

Language does a lot more than transmitting facts.  We can learn about a speaker’s emotional status when listening.  Listening to what?  Find out more in  Language patterns reveal body’s hidden response to stress

at http://www.nature.com/news/language-patterns-reveal-body-s-hidden-response-to-stress-1.22964http://www.nature.com/news/language-patterns-reveal-body-s-hidden-response-to-stress-1.22964

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Are You at Risk for Secondary Traumatic Stress? Teaching and caring for others—especially kids in trauma—can be difficult. Here are six strategies to help you take care of yourself

05/11/2017

Don’t burn out, take essential steps: https://www.edutopia.org/article/are-you-risk-secondary-traumatic-stress


For Teachers and Students: MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT Reading, Videos, Infographics

21/10/2017

Be mindful of your own, your students, and their families’ mental health issues in the current political climate. Find more at http://weareheretostay.org/resources/mental-health-emergency-toolkit/

Excerpt (incl. infographic) ABOUT THE TOOLKIT
The UndocuHealth Project Emergency Toolkit was designed to alleviate not only the stress and anxiety of folks across the nation and keep ours families secure, but also to give the reader tools that will allow them to conduct safe zone events and incorporate stress reducing activities within their community work and daily lives.

Excerpt of several infographics and videos:

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How to Handle Homesick Students

11/10/2017

Many of the ELs exhibit effects of homesickness.  Find more info here at http://www.edudemic.com/handle-homesick-students/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue%3A+2016-09-19+K12+Education+Dive+Newsletter+%5Bissue%3A7302%5D&utm_term=Education+Dive%3A+K12


8 TIPS TO PROTECT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS FROM BULLYING IN YOUR CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL

03/10/2017

Do you observe open bullying, microaggressions, or a cool climate at school towards your ELs?  Such behaviors are not acceptable and must be addressed.  Read more about it in 8 TIPS TO PROTECT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS FROM BULLYING IN YOUR CLASSROOM AND SCHOOL at http://blog.languagelizard.com/2011/09/19/protecting-ells-against-bullying/


15 MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION APPS FOR KIDS WITH ANXIETY

02/10/2017

Many of our learners have emotional or other issues or an unsafe life.  Here are some apps to assist them and all peers in calming their mind:  15 MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION APPS FOR KIDS WITH ANXIETY at http://parentingchaos.com/anxiety-apps-kids/


The ADHD Trauma Overlap

30/09/2017

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Excerpt, reblogged:

From Oklahoma TESOL

From “Is it ADHD or Child Traumatic Stress? A Guide for Clinicians”

“A number of researchers believe that symptoms of child traumatic stress could be mistaken for ADHD and that the risk of misdiagnosis is high. This is because there is an overlap between ADHD symptoms and the effects of experiencing trauma. 

 Young children who experience trauma may have symptoms of hyperactivity and disruptive
behavior that resemble ADHD.

 Trauma can make children feel agitated, troubled, nervous, and on alert. These behaviors can be mistaken for hyperactivity.

 What might seem like inattention in children who experience trauma might actually be symptoms of dissociation (feelings of unreality or being outside of one’s body) or the result of
avoidance of trauma reminders.

 Among children who experience trauma, intrusive thoughts or memories of trauma (e.g., feeling like it is happening all over again) may lead to confused or agitated behavior which can resemble the impulsivity of ADHD.”


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