Mondaaaaay! Greetings, Educators!
If you've been through Snowpocalypse 2022, just remember that we're just that much closer to Spring. :)
GREAT NEWS: My Mindfulness Mondays with ROE #40 have six new dates. Each is worth a PD Hour and you can attend as many as fits your schedule. Feb 7, 14, 28 and March 14, 21, 28 from 3:30 - 4:00 pm on GMeets. Registration All are welcome, and they're free.
"Resilience is your armor against hardship and failure" ~lovetoknow.com
When we talk about resiliency with kids and with ourselves, this quote sums it up. Some people have a wide zone of resiliency, while others have a narrow band. The wider the zone, the more resilient you are, which means that when something stressful happens, your stress out and then get back to normal. Being resilient doesn't mean you don't have emotional and physical reactions to stress; it means that you recover your baseline faster and more consistently. The more you work on your self-awareness, the wider your zone will become.
This week, try this: At the end of each day, think back to when you went into your high zone (anxiety, anger, paranoia, pain, etc.). Can you remember what your body felt like each time? What about when you went into your low zone (depression, fatigue, numbness, etc.)? Eventually, you want to be able to identify as you are traveling there so that you can make choices.
The Art of SEL Podcast by Ohio Teacher of the Year (2018) Jonathan Juravich.
https://youtu.be/ZXjb7EpMjK0 (trailer) For the podcast itself, look on your favorite podcast app (Apple, Google, Spreaker, Stitcher...)
Q: What's the difference between a hippo and a Zippo?
A: One is really heavy, and the other is a little lighter.
Have a great week!
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