Students express emotion in a variety of ways based on their personal, social, and cultural lived experiences. Together with students, you can learn how thoughts, emotions, and actions are related. You can explore how to identify emotions, different ways to manage and express feelings, and model and practise responding to others with compassion while honouring social and cultural identities.
Gauging the intensity of emotions and energy levels supports the development of self-regulation. Assessing class-level emotions can help you take the emotional temperature of your classroom and introduce ways to shift the tone to help all students re-focus.
Students' ability to recognize their own emotions and the feelings of others supports the development of self and social awareness. Understanding emotions can promote empathy and compassion and supports positive relationships.
Helping students recognize their own and other's feelings without judgment enhances self-awareness, empathy and supports healthy relationships. Students also learn to recognize the connection between thoughts, feelings, and actions.