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Wellness Warrior Spotlight
Name: Ashley Zahn
Occupation: 3rd Grade Teacher
Interviewed By: Keilani Dehaan, School Counselor
Do you notice that many students are walking into the classroom feeling anxious, super energetic and sometimes distracted? Watch this video to hear how Ashley Zahn has incorporated daily guided relaxations into each school day. It's no surprise that she has noticed a dramatic increase in focus and a sense of calmness in her classroom. Also, you won't want to miss hearing how Keilani Dehaan uses guided relaxations as an intervention. It's a great episode filled with immediate takeaways!
Quotable: "After mindfulness, it's quiet! I noticed that students are much more focused on their work and they're so much calmer. There's a definite change of energy in the classroom."
Ashley Zahn you are a true Wellness Warrior, helping students develop the tools to thrive in school and in life!
[Source: Education Week]
Programs that teach students how to recognize their emotions, solve problems, and form healthy relationships may continue to show positive benefits for students months, or even years, after they complete them, a new meta-analysis finds.
Students who completed social-emotional learning interventions fared better than their peers who didn't participate on a variety of indicators—including academic performance, social skills, and avoiding negative behaviors like drug use, finds the analysis, which examined follow-up data from dozens of published studies on specific interventions.
The meta-analysis builds on previous research that found social-emotional learning participants outperformed their peers academically. That research is frequently cited by policymakers and educational leaders who are seeking to promote social-emotional learning programs, through which schools teach students about emotions, relationships, and...