Taking a break from my provocation series into the SDGs to write an inquiry into feelings. It was sparked by the first resource in this list, from the profound words of a second grader: “With friends, I don’t have to be happy.”
I think the best reason I can think of to stop and inquire into the nature of feelings is summed up by this quote from Brene Brown:
How might an inquiry into the nature of feelings impact your students at any point in the school year? Use the resources below to find out!
Resource #1: Tweet from Hata Trbonja
Resource #2: Disney Pixar’s Inside Out trailer (also, this incredible scene when Sadness helps Riley make sense of memories that were once dominated by joy).
Resource #3: Feelings by Nate Milton
Resource #4: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
Resource #5: We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Resource #6: The Heart & The Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
- What are feelings?
- Why do we need feelings?
- What is the purpose of feelings? All of them?
- How can it be helpful for us to identify how we are feeling?
- What are different perspectives people have when experiencing each emotion?
- What is our responsibility to honor our feelings?
- What would life be like without any emotions?
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