Trauma and Resilience

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School Leader’s Guide to Surviving COVID-19 Closures

By The SHARE Team April 7, 2020

In these trying times, you, the administrators, are being tapped to be leaders in new ways – there are new logistical demands as well as pedagogical challenges and constraints around distance learning that your school community is grappling with. Meanwhile, we all as individuals are struggling with the unknowns personally as well as professionally.  Introducing… Read More

Here’s our favorite collection of book titles that support resilience-building in students. We’ve organized the list into three age groups: Ages: 4 – 8 (Grades 1 – 5) Ages: 8 – 12 (Grades 6 – 8) Young Adults (Grades 8 – 12) And don’t forget to share the list with your fellow teachers, students, parents,… Read More

Education is changing. How am I going to change with it?

By The SHARE Team April 3, 2020

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. In this episode, Tom, an American citizen currently living in Berlin, talks… Read More

DIRECTIONS – Part 1 In the My Responsibilities section in the diagram, write your duties: the things that you must do and are responsible for doing (i.e., schoolwork, chores, etc.). In the My Activities section, write the things you like doing (e.g., riding your bike, making art, playing games, etc.). In the middle of the… Read More

We can start to recognize our feelings and our emotions by feeling them in our body. Can you identify where you feel certain emotions? DIRECTIONS First, color code the emotions in the provided area. Color in where you feel each emotion on your body outline. Draw an arrow to where you feel that emotion and… Read More

DIRECTIONS – Part 1 – Log Your Routine In order to create a well-balanced daily schedule, it is a good idea to first reflect on how you currently are spending your time: Pick a day. Then repeatedly ask yourself, “What am I doing today?” Use a simple log to keep track of the time you… Read More

When we feel stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed, we may say that our life is “out of balance.” And considering the drastic changes we’ve all faced due to the coronavirus – with shelter-in-place for most of us, schools shutting down and going online, working from home or our jobs being affected – we likely feel out… Read More

In the iconic 1980’s film Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi took young Daniel under his wing to train him in karate. Daniel eventually learned that karate lessons were life lessons. As Mr. Miyagi told Daniel: “Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life. Whole life have a balance. Everything be better.” – Mr. Miyagi We… Read More

Stress can do a number to our bodies and can decrease our body’s ability to fight off becoming sick by weakening our immune systems. Stress can creep up on us little by little or can hit us like a wall of bricks. It is important not only to recognize when we are feeling stressed but… Read More

If there has ever been a time to evaluate your health, now would be it! Staying healthy and building a strong immune system is the first line of defense that we have against the COVID-19 virus and other health-related issues. Basic hygiene – washing our hands for 20 seconds, not touching our face, and keeping… Read More

Routines provide predictability, a sense of boundaries, and reassurance. And whether it is work or for school, we all know that a sense of routine can help productivity; doesn’t matter one’s age! Why should we embrace routines? Structure shouldn’t be synonymous with the idea of restriction or loss of free will. Rather, structure and routine… Read More

Much of our anxiety these days comes from the unknown. A recent Harvard Business Review article, “That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief,” highlights the work of grief expert, David Kressler. Kressler speaks “anticipatory grief,” where we get caught in a whirlpool of future’s what if’s. He recommends acknowledging the grief in order to then manage… Read More

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. Tabitha, our first return guest, walks us through the learning packet she… Read More

How do I capture the presence of my classroom, online?

By The SHARE Team March 30, 2020

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. Like many educators across the world, Zach Fruhling, Instructional Designer, has been… Read More

Editor’s note: Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it. In this episode, we talk to Tabitha Wiedower, At-Home Teacher / Instructional… Read More