Make a poster with some of the lyrics in this song
Post your poster and share it on your next on-line class.
Watch the video
What happens when we don’t have self-control? Can you think of a personal story or a friend’s story where not having self-control made a situation worse?
What response did you or your friend have in that situation?
What do you do to calm down when you are angry or upset so the situation does not get worse? We call this a calming strategy.
Now, take a deep breath in through your mouth…slowly–in for 7 counts and out through your nose…slowly for 8 counts. Repeat 5 more times. Notice how you feel. Do you think taking some breaths before reacting to your anger might help?
Oftentimes we learn of or hear about social injustice but we do not feel equipped to make a difference. The first step in becoming an advocate is to understand that we are all different and accept that difference is good!
Honest and courageous conversations are just the beginning of our work for social justice. When we develop safe spaces to have these conversations in schools, we work together to dismantle oppression. Let's get talking!
There have been many conversations going on about equity and equality in education. You might hear these words on TV or on social media, but what do these words mean? What is the difference? Our new SEL lesson offers an answer.