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Creative Ways to Help Students Manage Their Emotions
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Rayne Lacko, Author and Arts Advocate; and Lesley Holmes, Community Outreach Advisor
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Integrating art and creative projects into your classroom curriculum is a great way to help students gain self-awareness of their emotions, discover safe ways to express difficult feelings, and make proactive choices toward setting and meeting goals. Art comes in many forms, and all persons are inherently creative. In this edWebinar, we’ll remove the roadblocks to establishing a flourishing creative environment in your classroom.
Using hands-on, personalized projects with tools every student already has, you’ll discover how to direct students to independently shift from a dark, challenging emotion to a light, empowering emotion. You’ll find a variety of creative approaches to self-expression that encourage students to find their talents, build stronger peer connections, and set and achieve personal goals.
During this edWebinar, attendees will:
- Review what creativity is and what art looks like to students
- Explore creative and art activities that acknowledge and honor all emotions
- Discover the importance of implementing an arts-based peer group for students
- Learn about tools that are accessible to classroom teachers to develop creative activities
This edWebinar will be of interest to educators of students in grades 6 through 12, school and district leaders, librarians, counselors and coaches, and curriculum directors. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Rayne Lacko is a young adult author and an advocate for the arts as a form of social and emotional well-being. A teen writing mentor, she cohosts a youth creative workshop, an annual writing camp, and a teen arts showcase. Through her work, she inspires young people and their families to use creativity to stimulate positive change in their lives and communities. Rayne lives near Seattle, Washington, with her spouse and two boys (a pianist and a drummer), a noisy cat, and her canine best friend.
Lesley Holmes contributes her expertise to several educational and arts nonprofits benefiting children, teens, and older adults in and around Los Angeles. Her work promotes alternative therapies, music education, literacy, and food as pathways to healing. A lifelong chef and baker, Lesley is a Los Angeles native who enjoys early morning hikes in the Hollywood Hills where she lives with her two teenage daughters.
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The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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