wellbeing

The I Need Box Is A Behavior Management Hack To Improve Emotional Wellbeing
Classroom Activities | Education | Mental Health | Social and Emotional Learning

The I Need Box is a Behavior Management Hack to Improve Emotional Wellbeing

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger Email Has COVID taken a toll on your student’s wellbeing? Show them that you understand and support them by giving them an easy way to share their worries, concerns, and needs.Julia Brown is a middle school teacher in Texas who had a simple but clever idea to help…

3 Ways To Use Morning Meetings To Improve Wellbeing & Behavior
Education | Children | Classroom Activities | Mental Health | Social and Emotional Learning

3 Ways to Use Morning Meetings to Improve Wellbeing & Behavior

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailDaily morning meetings are fabulous for helping kids who are feeling anxious or isolated due to lengthy lockdowns and changes to their routine. As we settle into a new way of life with COVID-19, some students have gone back to school but for those who are still distance…

6 Ways To Use Movement For Social And Emotional Development During Covid-19
Children | Education | Mental Health | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

6 Ways to Use Movement for Social and Emotional Development During Covid-19

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger Email Humans are social beings. We are designed to live amongst communities and socialise with other humans on a daily basis. Social isolation has been protecting our physical health from contracting the Coronavirus. However, having to isolate is having a great impact on our social health, emotional health,…

Character Building & Wellbeing Resources For Back To School Distance Learning
Education | Children | Classroom Activities | Kindness | Social and Emotional Learning

Character Building & Wellbeing Resources for Back to School Distance Learning

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger Email Teaching and learning has undergone some significant changes since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students and teachers are adapting to a new norm in education that looks different between countries and possibly even states depending on the severity of the virus.  For many, distance learning is their…

How To Develop Positive Character Traits At School And Home
Children | Bullying | Classroom Activities | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

How to Develop Positive Character Traits at School and Home

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailHow are character traits developed?It’s a given that parents want their kids to grow up with good set of values and positive character traits. Kindness, compassion, perseverance, honesty, and respect are just some of the traits we want to instill in our kids. Charles Starkey, Associate Professor of Philosophy studies emotion…

Stories of Kindness

A Teacher’s Lesson on Gratitude Supports an Ill Student

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger Email I’ve used several of your Ripple Kindness suggestions here in my room in the middle school where I work. Recently we’ve had a student diagnosed with bone cancer. This student is a very popular student, very conscientious about their studies, and comes from a fantastic family.

Tips For Starting A Kindness Club To Improve Wellbeing And Inclusion At School
Classroom Activities | Children | Education | Social and Emotional Learning

Tips for Starting a Kindness Club to Improve Wellbeing and Inclusion at School

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailBe inspired to start a kindness club to create an inclusive school community!It’s heart-warming to see so many teachers embracing kindness and having such a big focus on character education in their classroom.It’s obvious to me that kindness should be taught in schools because it’s the foundation on…

10 Reasons Teaching Kindness At School Is Essential To Reduce Bullying
Bullying | Education | Kindness

10 Reasons Teaching Kindness at School Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailTeaching Kindness can Change the Culture of Your School!Phrases like “random acts of kindness” and “pay it forward” have become popular terms in modern society. There are even special days dedicated to being kind and organizations who specialize in altruism. But why has kindness become so popular? Perhaps it’s…

The Therapeutic Powers Of Music For Positive Mental Health
Blog | Mental Health | Parenting

The Therapeutic Powers of Music for Positive Mental Health

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailArt and music have been used for years in various forms of therapy due to their healing powers, but many people don’t understand how big a part they can play in boosting mental health and overall well-being. Not only do they promote wellness by giving an individual an…

No Value Lost: A Powerful Lesson In Self-Worth
Children | Education | Inspiring Stories

No Value Lost: A Powerful Lesson in Self-Worth

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailTeachers! Try this easy lesson in your classroomThis inspirational video provides teachers with a powerful lesson to share with students about self-worth.  Meir Kay’s self-worth story is an important lesson that helps kids to see why you never lose your value. It demonstrates that no matter what happens…

The Mayonnaise Jar: A Valuable Lesson About Priorities And Happiness
Education | Inspiring Stories | Mindfulness - Gratitude

The Mayonnaise Jar: A Valuable Lesson About Priorities and Happiness

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailI’m not sure who originally told the mayonnaise jar story, but this powerful lesson has been replicated over the years and there are now quite a few versions to be found on the net. Regardless of its source or how it’s been changed, the mayonnaise jar story shares a…

Who’S Going To Save The Bully? Support Children To Stop Bullying.
Children | Bullying | Education | Parenting | Social and Emotional Learning

Who’s going to save the bully? Support children to stop bullying.

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook Messenger EmailWe must support the bully if we want to stop bullying!Bullying! It’s an ugly word because it involves ugly actions. This little word can stir the strongest emotions in people from all walks of life. Why? Because bullying doesn’t discriminate, and a substantial portion of the population have…