The world can be such a scary place, especially for children. With all the political and social unrest happening around us, it’s hard to keep our kids feeling safe and secure. However, as teachers, we can help create a positive atmosphere in our schools that engenders a sense of safety and joy. Here are some tips on how to do just that!
Encourage Healthy Habits
One way to promote safety and joy in your classroom is to encourage healthy habits. Modeling good behavior is an important part of teaching, so be sure to practice what you preach by getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious food, exercising regularly (even if it’s just a walk around the block), and taking time for yourself every day. When children see their teacher leading by example, they will naturally follow suit—which can result in better mental health for everyone involved!
Create Fun Learning Activities
Another great way to make your classroom an inviting place is by creating fun learning activities. Whether it’s incorporating art projects into science lessons or playing educational games during math class, finding creative ways to engage students will help them form positive associations with school—and create lasting memories that will stay with them even when times get tough.
Be Mindful of Your Words
Finally, words have power—so always be mindful of what you say and how you say it. Even though children are resilient and usually bounce back quickly from hardships they face in life, they still need reassurance that everything will eventually be alright. Remember: no matter how difficult things may seem in the moment, there is always something to look forward to—and you can help foster this optimism by using encouraging language whenever possible!
Creating a positive environment in schools doesn’t have to be complicated; even small gestures can make a big difference! Encouraging healthy habits, coming up with creative learning activities, and being mindful of your words are all great ways to promote safety and joy among students during uncertain times. So, take heart—there is still hope for the future! Together we can create classrooms full of love and light where everyone feels safe and happy.
The GrapeSEED curriculum overflows with happy vibes. Not only will your students acquire priceless English oral language skill, they’ll also be engaged in joyful stories, songs, action-activities, chants, big books, poems and more. To learn more, please click the contact us button below!