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Teachers, Try This: Address Student Behavior Issues With Somatic Check-Ins

By Sam Mallon — February 15, 2024 3:55
Sixth-grade students collaborate in the classroom.

Like the Snickers commercial says, “You are not you when you are hungry.”

As emotional regulation and behavioral issues remain an ever-present challenge for students, this educator is using somatic check-ins to help students connect their “thinking brain” and “feeling body.”

Here, they explain how it works and offer suggestions for teachers of all grade levels looking to incorporate something similar in their classrooms.

Sam Mallon is a video producer for Education Week.

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