Sabrina and I were walking in the halls past Tommy who we both talk to and she said, “He looks like a starved Teddy bear ” HOW HOW HOW I AM LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW
You’re just so gentle and calm and cool and sweet
Why do I keep having these thoughts in the back of my head am I a secret bitch or is this just normal
Divergent brings up a lot of questions and morals and values.
Theo James doe
lol mom: your ipad is a disgrace
I’m sorry :( u all have a lot to look forward to you just need to remember who’s really important in your life and work towards your goals
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There are a number of students in my GCSE class that have behavioural issues and if they feel uncomfortable they can do anything from storm out of the classroom to throwing chairs and punching their tables. They’re great kids, they just dont always see the light at the end of the tunnel and when they are in stressful situations they dont know what to do other than lash out sometimes. They are 10 months away from their final exams and the pressure is being mounted on them in every aspect of their school lives.
Last week one of the students saw me making little origami stars. Its something I do when I’m feeling anxious to help me focus on something else. He asked if I could show him how to make them. He had been clenching his fists all lesson, which I’ve noticed is a tell that he is struggling to retain composure. I gave him a strip of paper and talked it through with him. Soon half of the class were asking me to show them. They all picked it up really quickly.
After about five minutes and about 8 stars later, the student sat back down and was in a much calmer and motivated mood for the rest of the lesson. Our next lesson I placed a box of paper strips on my desk and when I saw anyone getting worked up about their work I silently placed a strip in front of them and let them get on with it. The lesson after I was amazed to see that students would go up to the box of their own accord, pick up a few strips and head back to their desks to continue working after calming down.
Yesterday I brought a large jar into the classroom and placed my anxiety stars in there. The boys put their strsss stars in there too. When they fill the jar I’m going to bring sweets into the lesson to celebrate them working hard and working through their problems in a positive manner. I know I’m not the teacher they deserve just yet but I feel like I’ve made a big breakthrough with them.
art therapy is important.
okay so while we’re on the subject of art therapy, here’s my experience.
i carry a notebook around and everything from snatches of conversations to pasted poems to actual stories will go in there. the problem is that some teachers don’t allow me to use my notebooks in class because they’re afraid that it’ll hinder my ability to concentrate in class or focus (which it actually improves but anyways), or sometimes i’m told not to bring it to a school mass or a conference or whatever. i’ve had downright anxiety attacks that could have been completely avoided if i’d had my notebook to use to stay focus, wash out excess energy, calm down, or tune out a trigger with. so not only is art therapy super important but it’s also really important for teachers to be ready to embrace and understand the particularities of every student who may be using it.
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