Following our blog below – my colleague John has set the following challenge for teachers.
1 Think about your actions in the first 15 minutes of the day.
- What ‘cues’ do you send to children that might impact their ’emotional well being’?
As highlighted in the previous blog – a smile can make a big difference.
2 Ask the children how they would like to start the day.
- How do the children feel they can be helped into the right emotional frame of mind for learning?
- What ideas do you have. Often the day can start in a very busy way – does that help prepare everyone best for a day of learning?
3 Find out more about the messages you send.
- Ask children to tell you more about what you do that sends a ‘message’ that has an impact on their ’emotional well being’ (both positive and negative).
Have a go and do let us know how you get on – firstname.lastname@example.org