River of Feelings

Thank you to everyone who joined us for my webinar with Brookes Publishing this week. I had so much fun teaching you about the River of Feelings, which is a visual from my new book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Your Guide to Creating Safe, Supportive Learning Environments for All Students. 

The visual and accompanying activities are a way to help you teach kids about arousal states where they feel “too much,” “not enough,” or “just right.” Once students can identify where they are in their own River of Feelings, we can help kids get regulated by “going green.”

If you would like to watch the webinar click here.

For your easy reference, these are the basic questions to ask kids after you have taught and practiced using the visual.

  1. What’s your color?
  2. What’s your number?
  3. What will help you “go green?”

And, here’s an idea for a wall display that brings the River of Feelings to life!

River of Feelings Wall Display.jpg

Want to make your own wall display? Go for it! Have your kids help you make and/or label the river. Or, if you want to use the words I used to describe each part, click below for the black and white words and numbers shown in the picture above.

River of Feelings – Wall Display Words

What other ideas do you have for using this visual with your students?

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