Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

On Saturday, I wrote a blog sharing an offline choice board teachers can use to blend offline activities into their online classes. On Twitter, Barbara McInnes suggested teachers add a wellness activity to their offline choice boards. I loved her suggestion and immediately started working on a choice board dedicated to health and wellness activities.

I asked my good friend, Dr. Maria Hersey, to lend her expertise around social-emotional learning to this project. Initially, I asked her to collaborate on a health and wellness board for students, but she suggested we create a board for teachers as well. She made the point that teachers must take care of themselves before they can help students.

Ultimately, Maria and I created three separate well-being boards. One board for teachers, one for secondary students, and another for elementary students and their parents.

Well-being Board for Teachers

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Well-being Board for Elementary Students & Their Parents

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Well-being Board for Secondary Students

Maria and I hope these boards will encourage teachers and their students to carve out time each day to care for themselves during this challenging time.

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7 Responses to Health and Wellness Choice Boards for Teachers and Students

  1. Kim says:

    Can you change the access on Google Drive? Right now I need permission to view the document. (I’m requesting it, but you’ll probably get a lot of requests.)

    Thank you!

  2. Kym Larkin says:

    Each week I a give my students a Homework Assignment Sheet Monday morning. It tells them what they are going to do for the week. It’s a reference sheet. I push one assignment out each day, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It with the philosophy less is more like you talked about in your Podcast. No work on Thursday or Friday on these days they can turn in any work that they did not turn in earlier in the week.

    On the Assignment sheet, I put a quote at the bottom each week to inspire the student to have a great week.

    This weeks quote was: “The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.”

    Helen Keller

  3. R Jones says:

    Hi,

    I need to be creative when I’m stressed. Art making has been proven to reduce cortisol levels in the brain. I think this could be added to your choices.
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/11/795010044/feeling-artsy-heres-how-making-art-helps-your-brain.

  4. Jerilyn E. McConchie says:

    I think these health and wellness choice boards are fantastic! If we’re stuck back in lockdown is it okay if I post them to my high schoolers if I give you and Dr. Hersey all the credits?

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