Many of our learners live lives with emotional and other turmoil. There are students with trauma effects, students with difficult home lives, and students who do not speak proper English, to just name a few. Often, a school may be the only safe or predictable place for them. Still, what can we do to make schools even safer? Some educators think that personalized learning offers a way to place some control into students’ hands and to give them a safe space which they can regulate. Read more at http://hechingerreport.org/personalized-learning-gives-students-sense-control-chaotic-lives/
What do you do when your students are traumatized or emotionally stressed? Do you have strategies? If not, read on in Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress at https://www.edutopia.org/article/quick-classroom-exercises-combat-stress?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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
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:
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/