Use Images and Analogies
Teach students how to notice and name their thoughts and the feelings those thoughts generate in their bodies. It’s important to model for your class as the teacher (“I was feeling really frustrated last night during family dinner, so I decided to go outside for a walk to calm down before having a conversation with my daughter.”)
Use Anchor Charts and Sentence Stems
It’s important to explicitly teach students how to notice, name and share their feelings with others. The ability to notice and name feelings allow students to engage effectively in conflict resolution and strengthen relationships with peers.