Summer preparations

My son described summer ‘vacation’ like being in a lineup for a roller coaster with a double loop. You kinda want to get in the ride (and start at his new school) but kinda don’t want to (and enjoy the freedom of summer AND avoid the stresses of starting anew classroom).
This reminded me of some of the focuses on anti-stress I used at my school this year and look forward to using at my new school.
The best was school-wide slow breathing. It was fun to do my Darth Vader impression and a lot of students (of all ages) said that they used the technique at home. Even my children have finally started to use it on their own – with me modeling it as often as possible.
Just a nice reminder that summer vacation is great in theory but there are still many hidden ‘anxiety triggers’ (without even getting into the obvious struggles that many of our learners go through outside of school).
Two key sayings: Keep Calm & Don’t Panic (and if you don’t know where they’re from, consider researching them to be your summer homework!)


About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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