We have all seen it! The meltdown over a rumor, the argument over a new toy, conflict happens. Peace Areas and peace Paths provide students, teachers, and campuses a space and a method that is safe, sincere, and easy to follow.
The AISD Social and Emotional Learning Department has been following campuses on their journey towards student empowerment to self-regulate and solve their problems. We have seen imaginative spaces and proactive educators leading the way towards a calmer and more productive school environments!
This Peace Area is from Dawson Elementary. It shows how SEL can be integrated with other Classroom Management programs such as Conscious Discipline.
At Becker Elementary check out how they modified the Calm Down Second Step poster to be Dual Language.
This Kindergarten teacher at Highland Park created a safe haven that included student artwork. The self-portrait to the left was painted by a young boy to illustrate what he felt like when he was angry. He wanted it to be posted in the Peace Area to encourage other students to use the Peace Area and that they were not alone in their feelings.
Look at this creative way to put your own flair into a Peace Path! Go Andrews Elementary!
Casey Elementary teachers became Croc Stars! They wrote and choreographed their own Crocodile Walk Song that shows students how to calm down.
Check out even more examples of Peace Areas across the district!
Please send your example of a Peace Area, Peace Path, or music video to: email@example.com
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” -Aristotle