Your SEL & Resilience Break
A dash of Mindfulness-based SEL for everyone!
Over and over again, we hear how important relationships are in education. What better month than February to rekindle what we started in September? Take time to examine your relationships with people, yourself, and things that are/are not serving you (like worrying about things outside of your control).
Be well & breathe,
Liane Benedict & Kate Ginney
A Short Film Explores Human Connection in the Absence of Physical Touch
These days, we’re probably all much more aware of the emotional power that simple physical touch can carry. This new level of awareness is a visceral one—an understanding that is only reached when we are faced with its absence. This short film by David Findlay displays this perfectly by focusing on the space between, the gaping void that exists when we all can see a chance of physical connection is being missed. (2 minutes)
Check out the full video here.
When do teens feel loved by their parents?
Parenting teens can sometimes feel like a tightrope walk. It’s no small feat trying to balance providing support to help teens navigate the world and easing back in recognition of their growing independence. Despite all our attempts to show love and care, we can often end up in conflict with our teens.
The art of unhooking from your stories allows you to see what’s in front of you rather than seeing what you’re looking to see.
Light Reading Focused on Mindfulness and Inner Leadership
The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12: Teaching for Engagement and Impact in Any Setting
After interviewing countless teachers from the spring COVID experience of distance learning, the authors gathered tools for you to use immediately.
Not Light, but Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom
Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?
Inspired by Frederick Douglass's abolitionist call to action, “it is not light that is needed, but fire” Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right, providing candid guidance.