The uncertainties and fears of everyday life have triggered new attempts to help kids develop personal resilience.
This fall, some schools are prioritizing strategies to help students cope.
As a result, classroom breaks might include quiet music, a non-competitive game on the playground (even when it’s not PE!) or line-dancing. Some teachers pull out a joke book, merely to trigger laughter and a release of pent-up emotions.
Will it help children feel empowered to cope with life? It’s worth a try.