As we return to the classroom, it has never been as important to create a safe and calm learning environment for students and staff.
Here are a couple of ideas of things I use in the classroom to create a sense of calm!
A couple of years ago, I did a few great yoga workshops with Ciara Delaney from the IPPEA. She went through some lovely sequences of yoga that could be done in the class.
We also explored creating stories from the yoga poses. The children can also invent their own stories incorporating yoga poses for the class.
Here is an example of some free cards that you could use to get started and explore some sequences!
Simply type this into Youtube and you will have loads of options to set a calm atmosphere in the class.
You could also follow a programme for Mindfulness. I bought the Mindfulness in the Classroom book by Michele Gallen a couple of years ago. As I return to the classroom this year, I have it dusted off and have it ready to go.
It does give you teacher homework (you have to also do the lessons!) A fabulous resource that contains everything you need to get started. (Click on photo for link).