Developing Harmony in the Classroom.
Two factors to consider when teaching:-
Individual Needs of the student
Collective Needs of the student.
Well that is simple but you also have to factor in the teaching program and interests of the school and the education system. That is one big melting pot which can drive you to distraction, frustration, confusion resulting in adrenal overload and you pay a big health price for that.
Bring out the yoga mats… and then that is not allowed and there is no where in the curriculum organised by a business hierarchy with often doesn’t engage the right hemisphere of the brain let alone the whole brain and all those beautiful photons in and around them.
Harmony in the Classroom
Back to the two real important factors to teaching our emerging generations. Understanding the developmental needs and stages of each student will create an environment for each student to feel part of the collective needs of your classroom. Using this understanding will create a more harmonious learning environment and you and the kids will leave more content at the end of the day…. regardless of whether this outcome has been achieved.
How to Create Harmony in the Classroom
For each child’s portfolio identify the childs unmet needs and emotions for the student’s Developmental Stage.
With this knowledge you are better equipped to work with the child at an individual emotional level. With the emotional need identified and supported each child is able to work to his/her potential and develop the emotional strength to move through the challenges of schooling.
How to manage a childs’ anger
The first seven years of our life is the formation time of our survival behaviours which we take into our adult years.
These are learned behaviours and belief patterns which should give you the strength confidence and resilience to enjoy and prosper in life and relationships.
Sometimes our first seven years do not provide the nurturing we as individuals need, we suppress our emotions to survive and instead of feeling confident we lack confidence and self esteem, we react to situations rather than respond, and we sense the lack in our lives and don’t feel that sense of happiness to radiate our true being.
What if my child is on the Autistic Spectrum?
As parents you may be called upon to trust your intuition when you sense that something more is effecting your child’s emotional behaviour. CEASE Therapy provides support and guidance to help parents of children who have autism.
The Chinese Five Elements provide a simple support technique to help you move through the emotions, feeling and restrictions which may have been experienced in the first seven years.
Colour Tag is an activity based on the principles of the Chinese Five Elements to establish the natural flow of emotions by identifying the suppressed emotion which may be contributing to stresses behaviour patterns.
It is a great tool for School Counsellors, parents and kinesiologists.
Have fun moving the suppression and feeling happier
You will need the: Colour Chart
5 pencils/markers Red, Yellow, White, Blue, Green Coloured paper to draw on red, yellow, white, blue, green
The child chooses a:- colour either Red, Yellow, White, Blue or Green
pencil or marker, coloured paper
Identify the sad emotion for the colour (on the colour sheet see below)
Use the non dominant writing hand to draw anything that represents the chosen emotion/colour.
Following the colours in the flow of the Colour Sheet move onto the next colour,
Identify the sad emotion, talk about what could make you feel like that and Use your non dominant writing hand to draw anything that represents the chosen emotion/colour.
Complete a drawing for each colour using the sad emotion.
Back to the first colour of choice and draw the happy emotion with your dominant hand..too easy.
Colour Sad Feeling Happy Feeling
1. Red Hate Laughing
2. Yellow Sad Smiling /Helpful
3. White/Grey Sorry Pleased
4. Blue Scared Confident/Lucky
5. Green Angry Happy
Choose a starting colour if you start with eg. colour yellow (2) go to 3, 4,5,1, and finish by using a yellow pencil to draw a picture of the happy feeling for yellow.
Have available coloured paper for the 5 Elements. Children can then choose which is another way to support the child.
Have available balloons of each Five Element Colour. Children choose the first balloon, talk about the emotion to match the colour now blow the balloon up and release. Continue with the next colour from the Colour List and finish with the original colour.