Sad, scared, surprised, angry, happy, sleepy. Helping children name an emotion strengthens their ability to manage their own behaviour when they are experiencing strong feelings. In addition, this skill bolsters their ability to be attentive to other people’s emotions, show concern, be more helpful and develop healthy relationships.
Children, parents and caregivers will:
• Create a tool which can be used to identify and talk about emotions
• Learn new games to strengthening Heart-Mind well-being
• Increase emotion words used in conversation and in play
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Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights
The Canadian Teachers' Federation's "Speak Truth to Power Canada, Defenders for Human Rights" is an educational resource that can serve as a catalyst to reverse apathy by igniting passion, instilling responsible citizenship values, and emphasizing that the attainment of individual rights is intrinsically tied to the attainment of collective rights. Personal stories from Canadian defenders address issues that are relevant to students today.