Blogs by Ms Jen.

Self-Care Stickies for Educators in the New Year

Self-Care Stickies for Educators

Learn how to improve your self-care practices in the new year using self-care stickies. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions. Happy New Year (if you celebrate that at this time of year)! For those who focus on the new year in

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Ms. Jen's Self-Care Bingo for Educators and Other Helpers

Self-Care Bingo for Educators

While self-care is important every day, it’s especially important to focus on it in the fall when the layers of all things are rolling. It’s stressful because if you’re like me, you’re trying to juggle it all. Such as… Loving,

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Mindful Minutes for the Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Mindful Minutes for Your Classroom

Daily trauma-sensitive mindfulness practice at school can help youth and adults get regulated. When I introduce the concept of mindfulness to students of any age, I describe it as practicing a calm body, caring heart, and focused mind. When I

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Grounding Exercise

Grounding Technique for Students and Staff

It’s nearly back to school time for many of us as educators! It’s exciting. Of course, it can also be stressful. When experiencing stress responses, it can be helpful for students and staff in trauma-sensitive environments to use a grounding

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Helping One Another Be Safe and Feel Safe Helps Everyone Learn

Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here! Perhaps you’re wondering, “Why should educators be building trauma-sensitive schools?” And, “Who is Ms. Jen?” Let’s dive into answers to both questions below. Who is Ms. Jen? Let me start by saying that I’m

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