Day 137 (of 188) stress, anxiety and …. food? 

Day 137 (of 188) stress, anxiety and …. food? 

So at the end of a long day blending board meetings and 90 minutes of walking (it’s a district health challenge thingy) I got a random text from an educator who has been a very good mentor – in large part because we see eye to eye on many but not all issues in education! He found it while stumbling about the internet so I’m not sure who to attribute it to – but it got me thinking:

Evolutionarily speaking, our brains assume that if we are eating then we aren’t in immediate danger, so the fight fight or freeze response is weakened. 

It makes sense as I often offer a snack to students who are de-escalating from an incident. I’m going to be more mindful on interventions this week – and already wondering if it could have altered a conflict between an oppositional-defiance student and a bus driver who ‘just needed him to look at him and listen’ – one of two students this week who weren’t in trouble until it was time to “deal with” an adult they didn’t have a deep relationship with.  

A work in progress. 


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Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap 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
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  1. Pingback: Day 139 (of 188) stress anxiety and food part deux | technolandy: site of Ian Landy

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