School Counseling and Mental Wellness

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  • The Avon Mental Wellness Team (AMWT) is working diligently to support the Avon Community through this unique time. Each day, a member of the AMWT will be sharing a short video with a tip for studentsfamilies, and staff. Be sure to check us out each day for some new information!  

     

    Day 7: Gratitude

    Students: Check out our last #VirtualSEL message before Spring Break. How can shifting from “I have to” to “I get to” make a difference for how you approach things?  What is something you GET to do today? 

    Day 7 Gratitude for Students   

     

    Staff: Here is our last #VirtualSEL message before Spring Break. We have 2 quick tips for you to try to help build up your gratitude.  And we want to thank you for taking time with us to support your resilience.  

    Day 7: Gratitude for Staff   

     

    Families: Here is our last #VirtualSEL message before Spring Break. Here are some quick tips to build your gratitude practice – for yourself and your family. Thank you for spending time with us & we look forward to seeing you after break! 

    Day 7: Gratitude for Families  

     

    Supplemental Materials for Gratitude 

     

    Day 6: Kindness

    Students: Check out this video about kindness - for others AND for yourself.  Try the kindness challenge and see how many acts of kindness you can show today!

    Day 6: Kindness for Students  

     

    Staff:  Check out this short video about kindness to yourself as an educator.  You are doing AMAZING things for students!  Please know we are cheering you on every day!  see if you can engage in an intentional act of kindness for you today.  

    Day 6: Kindess for Staff  

     

    Families: Check out this short video about kindness as we continue onward in this unique time.  Kindness towards yourself (aka self-compassion) is as important as showing kindness to others.  Can you find ways to show yourself some kindness today?   

     Day 6: Kindness for Families  

     

    Supplemental Materials for Kindness:

     

    Day 5: Presence:

    Students: Check out this quick video with a special guest star today!  How can being present and focusing on your breathing help you today? What are some ways that you can start to become an expert noticer?

    Day 5: Presence for Students

     

    Staff: Check out this short video about present.  Being in the here and now can help you slow down and refocus on the things you can control instead of dwelling on what is beyond your control.  What is something you could start to notice today?

    Day 5: Presence for Staff  

     

    Families: Check out this short video about being present.  Try out the STOP method and see if slowing down to notice can help you feel a little bit better today.  What else could you notice in the present moment?

     Day 5: Presence for Families  

     

    Supplemental Materials for Presence:

     

    Day 4: Mindfulness

    Students: Check out this short video about using mindfulness and movement to help manage stress.  Let's see if we can find ways to practice some mindfulness and some movement today!

    Day 4 Mindfulness for Students  

     

    Staff: Check out this short video about using mindfulness and movement to help manage stress.  Mindfulness and movement can be used throughot the day to help center and focus ourselves.  How could a mindful moment help you today?

    Day 4: Mindfulness for Staff  

     

    Families: Check out this short video about using mindfulness and movement to help manage stress while we continue to navigate this fluid situation.  How could you take a mindful moment today - either solo or with your child?

    Day 4: Mindfulness for Families  

     

    Supplemental Materials for Mindfulness:

     

    Day 3: Growth Mindset

    Students: Check out this short video about activating your growth mindset.  Remember, challenges and mistakes are ok - it's how our brain learns new information!  See if you can use the Power of YET today with your e-learning!

    Day 3: Growth Mindset for Students

     

    Staff: Check out this short video about using your adult growth mindset.  You are doing amazing things for our students.  Make sure to give yourself lots of encouragement and compassion as we work through technology together!

    Day 3: Growth Mindset for Staff  

     

    Families:  Check out this short vidoe about growth mindset.  It's ok to feel frustrated with all the changes happening.  Learn some quick tips on how to help yourself and how to reframe things for your child.

    Day 3: Growth Mindset for Families   

     

    Supplemental Materials for Growth Mindset:

    Reminder:

    This cool weekly journal from Calm can be used as a supplement to our bite-size virtual SEL lessons this week!  This is part of a great resource shared by the IDOE SEBW website

     

    Day 2: Positive Thinking

    Students: Check out this video to learn more about the power of positive thinking. Try looking for bright spots and looking for what could go right instead of what could go wrong

    Day 2: Positive Thinking for Students  

     

    Staff: Check out this video to learn more about the power of positive thinking. Try looking for bright spots and looking for what could go right instead of what could go wrong

    Day 2: Positive Thinking for Staff  

     

    Families: Check out this video to learn more about the power of positive thinking. Try looking for bright spots and looking for what could go right instead of what could go wrong

    Day 2: Positive Thinking for Families

     

    Supplemental Materials for Positive Thinking:

     

    Take a peek at this cool weekly journal from Calm.  This is a great resource that can be used along with our bite-size virtual SEL lessons coming next week!  This is part of a great resource shared by the IDOE SEBW website

     

    Day 1: Resilience & Flexible Thinking

    Students:  Please check out this super quick video about building resilience and flexible thinking.  Flexible thinking is an important part of problem solving.  It’s ok if you recognize you feel stuck – let's use a strategy to get unstuck! 

    Day 1: Resilience & Flexible Thinking for Students

     

    Staff: Please check out this super quick video about building your resilience and flexible thinking.  We want to support your wellness while you are working hard to support our students! 

    Day 1: Resilience & Flexible Thinking for Staff

     

    Families: Please check out this super quick video about strengthening your resilience and flexible thinking.  We want to support you while you are with your children during this time! 

    Day 1: Resilience & Flexibiity for Families

     

    Supplemental YouTube Links about flexible thinking:

     

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