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Inquiry Project - Shayla Ruchotzke

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Resilience, Stress, and School
- Inspired by: Gordon Neufeld
Optimal 
Functioning 
 Cultivating Resilience In Our Students. . .
Playfulness
Restfulness
Feeling
Play is where the emotion comes out and takes care of us.
Without play, emotion takes over us. 
Feeling is the feedback to emotions. 

When the brain has no option it will cut back on those feelings.

It is important that our children feel their        
EMOTIONS.
When children find play they find rest.
School Day -> End -> Get Feeling Back!
Is There Room To Feel At School?
Separation
From Adult
Attachment
Peer Relationships
Stress
Why Do Children Go To School?
**The friends they have at school!**
Why Is Peer Relationship The #1 Source of Stress?
School Day -> End ->               
No Rest and No Feeling
Separation
Frustration
Pursuit
Alarm
CAUTION
CLOUSURE
CHANGE
Children get their sense of place from their peers, and not from the adult figures in their lives (ex. teachers, parents, and elders)
Children look for acceptance in their peers ... With social media an issue , our students aren't getting the "shut off" feeling they need in order to
REST
The feeling of being "on" all the time  creates 
CHANGE
Our children are feeling frustration far too often.  Children are in performance mode 24/7, and they aren't functioning optimally. This creates a stress response which makes the child feel 
STUCK
What is lost?
Loss of Feeling
Loss of Empathy
More Wounding
Performance suffers when facing separation in the context of wounding
More equipped to function or perform in wounding environments
The Pivotal Turning Point to Resilience Involves Feelings Of Sadness
Resilience Requires Relational Support
Relationship is where you feel 
SAFE
It is important to build a student/teacher relationship in the classroom
PLAY
Schools can provide          in their classrooms to help restore feeling in students.  
What Needs To Happen At Home?
 3 Mode Environment:
Work, Rest, and Play
Rest and Relief
Ability to feel emotion 
Sufficient freedom and space for 
true play
Beginning and end
Expressive
Feelings of safety
Every Child Needs 1 Adult Who Makes Them Belong
What A Child Needs To Bring To School:
This is a teachable child
A sense of curiosity
A willing to learn from mistakes
A willing to learn from dissonance
To Learn More:
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- By: Shayla Ruchotzke
Ted Talk: Relationships Matter
Hold On to Your Kids: By Gordon Neufeld