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Coping with Stress

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Distance learning requires attention to educators’ own well-being and students’ socio-emotional learning. These articles provide activities for reducing stress and anxiety and for fostering connections with students and families.

A Healthy Reminder to Educators During School Closures
Teaching Tolerance
Encouraging words from an instructional coach to fellow educators who may be processing many emotions due to the impact of the pandemic.

Educator tips for supporting stressed-out students during COVID-19
Brookes Publishing
Educators share tips for reassuring connections with students and helping them cope with stress and anxiety.

How Teachers Can Navigate Difficult Emotions During School Closures
Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
This resource provides suggestions for managing difficult emotions in oneself and stress-management skills to help students stay calmer.

4 Strategies for Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Well-Being Remotely
The Journal
This resource provides four strategies to check in with students about their socio-emotional well-being.

Salient Themes from a Developmental Perspective
The Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College
This resource provides guidance for teachers to support young children’s emotional development including themes and activities.



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