Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions

Using hands-on, personalized projects with tools every student already has, you’ll discover how to direct students to independently shift from a dark, challenging emotion to a light, empowering emotion. You’ll find a variety of creative ways to help students approach self-expression that encourage students to find their talents, build stronger peer connections, and set and achieve personal goals.

Your choice: Live, online training; OR live, in-person training; OR asynchronous online course

This presentation will be of interest to educators of students in grades 6 through 12, school and district leaders, librarians, counselors and coaches, and curriculum directors. *Contents have been approved for PD in many schools, districts, and states and will provide a CE certificate. Length: 50 minutes.

Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe ways to express difficult feelings, and make proactive choices toward setting and meeting goals. Art comes in many forms, and all persons are inherently creative. In this presentation, we’ll remove the roadblocks to establishing a flourishing creative environment in your classroom.

During this presentation, attendees will:

  • Review what creativity is and what art looks like to students
  • Explore creative and art activities that acknowledge and honor all emotions
  • Discover the importance of implementing an arts-based peer group for students
  • Learn about tools that are accessible to classroom teachers to develop creative activities

“I needed this webinar for ME, not just to help my students. Thank you!” -JANET AREHART

What’s included:

1 Let’s Get Started

-What is Dream Up Now?
-Who we are: meet the authors
-Creativity is a language
-The BIG IDEA01:49

2 SEL Tools You Can Use NOW

-Mindfulness and Self-Awareness
-Who Am I (free downloadable!)
-Free-Drawing for Positivity
-Best Stuff in the World (free downloadable!)
-(Re)Write The Script (free downloadable!)
-Organizing Your Thoughts
-Dancing/Body Awareness
-SEL Journaling
-Drawing & Collage

3 The Social-Emotional Learning Method that Changes Lives

-What is SEL Circle Time
-True or False Quiz!
-Vulnerability & Authenticity
-Five Ways Meeting as a Group can Alleviate Anxiety
-Micro-Goal Record (free downloadable!)
-How Educators Made It Work
-Three Things We Want You to Remember

“Thank you so much for this wonderful presentation. I plan to have my students use the journal this coming year.” -NANCY SMITH

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Online Asynchronous Course

Live, online – unlimited attendees