Students can create a blog that can be accessed anytime to showcase the emotions felt by all students within the school.

How To:

All students feel emotions while at school. Launch a blog that gives students a chance to safely share their feelings while acknowledging that they are not alone with how they feel. Students can also use the blog space to offer support and suggestions to regulate their emotions.

Use the blog to build empathy between students who can see they are not alone in their feelings and encourage teachers to acknowledge the ways that students’ emotions are influencing them in class.

A student and faculty member can be assigned to look over the posts before sharing them on the blog to ensure safety and appropriateness of the posts.

Tips & Suggestions:

  • All students feel emotions while at school. Launch a blog that gives students a chance to safely share their feelings while acknowledging that they are not alone with how they feel. Students can also use the blog space to offer support and suggestions to regulate their emotions.
  • Use the blog to build empathy between students who can see they are not alone in their feelings and encourage teachers to acknowledge the ways that students’ emotions are influencing them in class.
  • A student and faculty member can be assigned to look over the posts before sharing them on the blog to ensure safety and appropriateness of the posts.

Fast Facts:

  • Research shows that connecting with others about emotional experiences can cultivate a stronger sense of community (McMillan & Chavis, 1986).
  • The development of empathy in students’ teenage years can lead to a greater ability to build and maintain relationships as an adult (Allemand, Steiger & Fend, 2015).

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