Creativity, Stress Relief & Wellness Checks for Your Students

Sometimes (like now) the world can feel upside-down. You think it’s hard for you as a teacher but we all know it can be far more challenging for our students.

This blog post offers ways of helping children engage in creative activities to help relieve stress constructively, open up and have frank conversations about how they’re doing.

 

Other related posts and offerings:

 

There are two tiers offered in terms of  activities to enable creativity for stress relief and checking in on student well being here:

  1. Interactive Kahoot games for starting conversations as educators
    1. Tied to the possibility of turning it over to student creation
  2. A far more creative approach having students create simple vector graphics with either Apple’s Keynote or Google Drawings
    1. Offering a a fun, creative diversion to help break down resistance to honest discussion and getting past the, “I’m fine,” response by wading in and engaging in a non-threatening project

Kahoot it!

This video explains what the platform is and this link is a pre made Simple Wellness & Health Check Kahoot that is ready to go.

 

Creativity “Bubbles” Course

This is made to enable conversations while simultaneously offering children the opportunity to channel their energies into a creative outlet that opens up conversations with caregivers.

It is an easy course to follow and absolutely free for all. I have been sharing out tutorials forever on how to leverage keynote for vector graphics creation and digital story telling on my Digital Creativity Club YouTube channel here.

 

There will be a video placed here as an introduction to this creative project soon. Eventually (sooner than later I hope), there will also be a link to a free course you can use at your school.

 

About Sean Thompson

Sean is an educational technology specialist at Sacred Heart International School in Tokyo. He travels extensively across southeast Asia speaking, presenting and participating in discussions regarding the effective integration of technology in an educational setting. In 2014 he partnered up with DEEP Learning to support the team with the development, promotion and execution of professional development conferences for teachers worldwide. Sean is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, an International Baccalaureate Educator Network Workshop Leader , a Google education Trainer and a Certified Google Educator available for professional development at your school.
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