Sharing Thoughts and Emotions in Reaction to Current Events
A lesson from the Mikva Challengeprogram about the attack on the US Capitol offers ways educators can provide students opportunities to share their reactions, thoughts, and emotions about the events of January 6 in Washington, DC, and make connections to recent current events and historical events in the United States. The lesson includes three activities: (1) “See, Think, Feel, Wonder with Images from January 6” (a slideshow is accessible from within the lesson); (2) “Story Share,” and (3) “Facilitate a Conversation.”
have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent,
just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well.
I have searched every resource, looked at every model, and tried to emulate the
best of the best. But I forgot one major resource: my students.
The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence has developed a social–emotional learning program called RULER, which teaches students to do daily check-ins, identifying the energy level and pleasantness of their emotions on a color-coded “mood meter.”
To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.