We’re big fans of, to borrow a phrase from Dr. Dan Siegel, the belief that when it comes to emotions, you have to “name it to tame it”. Even when our emotions aren’t new and even when they are part of our daily experience. The pandemic is hard, online learning is hard, and doing those two things while being an adolescent is really hard! We want to share an article sent to us by one of the many amazing teachers at Acalanes, Erin Barth who teaches English and is a TOSA (teacher on special assignment). She cares deeply about kids and about how online teaching can be improved with Social Emotional Learning (SEL). THIS ARTICLE from UC Davis’s health psychologist speaks to the notion of getting real about Covid fatigue (the stage we’re in collectively) and outlines some essentials for dealing with it. We hope you find as much wisdom in it as we did.
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