Being self aware and socially aware involve being able to identify and label the many emotions we experience on a regular basis. Looking at the possible and diverse causes for these emotions is also helpful in developing emotional intelligence.
Managing one’s disruptive emotions and impulses is an important part of behaving in a socially appropriate way. Explore strategies with students to help them with their own self regulation.
Students will investigate the meaning of self image (how you perceive yourself) and identity (how you present yourself) as well as look at the factors that influence both.
A great topic to incorporate media literacy and explore how the media influences our concept of body and beautiful.
Students will explore the concept of gender stereotyping through discussion, videos, and read alouds.
Considering other perspectives is an important skill when reflecting on our own views and in being able to have empathy and compassion with others.
None of us are perfect. The drive for perfection, whether it be with academics or appearance or athletics, can be a damaging pursuit. The goal for socially and emotionally healthy students is self acceptance.
Stress and worry are normal feelings, but when they become excessive, they can be paralyzing. Explore strategies and tools to reduce worry and stress and deal with the worry monster that lives inside each of us.