Every year, CBE schools develop a School Development Plan (SDP). One of our two goals for our SDP at Alexander Ferguson School for 2020-2021 is a wellness goal. The SDP wellness goal reads, “Students will demonstrate an increase in resiliency by developing skills in mindfulness, self-regulation and feeling connected in school.”
Since the beginning of the year, our staff has been involved in professional development sessions with Anita Thomson, an educator in mindfulness, self-regulation and stress management in schools. Through virtual meetings, Anita has shared many strategies that will support our students and staff in these areas. Our learning key outcomes focus on what staff will do to support our students in this area. Some of those outcomes include integrating mindfulness and self-regulation activities into teacher’s weekly classroom lessons and developing a common language to support student resiliency. Through these outcomes, our students will have more tools in their toolbox for becoming more resilient through intentional mindfulness and self-regulation instruction. As we continue to work on this goal throughout the year, we will continue to share with you the various strategies that students are engaging in.
We would like to share one mindfulness video that Anita shared with us last week. Many of our teachers have already shared this with their classroom. Here is the link for Bulldog Finds His Quiet Place.