Help children connect breathing, practiced through yoga poses, to physical and emotional benefits. This lesson plan uses a child-friendly illustrated book of yoga poses but it could also be paired with another Heart-Mind Online resource, Yoga in the Classroom for a more formal routine using mats.
Students will be able to: identify what happens to their body when stressed or anxious (physically and emotionally), practice deep breathing techniques (using yoga poses), recognize how and when deep breathing can be used to calm the body and mind
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students.
The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others.
To highlight the similarities between students.
To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school.
To encourage student-led changes in school culture.