Social Emotional Learning - Chapter 3 Silence and Stillness \u25cf all cultivate the capacity for tolerating stillness and create the spaciousness for soul

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Chapter 3: Silence and Stillness all cultivate the capacity for tolerating stillness and create the spaciousness for soul. But silence itself can nourish the human spirit, and we should explore its value as a separate gateway. Noise, speed, and unceasing interaction define modern life for most children. Overstimulation becomes the norm for the child's nervous system. "Silence produces peace," skills. Brief periods of silent reflection allow us to sift and sort our feelings, thoughts, and sensations. ‘Down time’ rich opportunity for consolidating learning and memory. Periods of silent reflection are essential to goal-setting and decision-making exercises or for self-inventory activities designed to identify and strengthen components of personal identity. 43. Before offering solitude as a potential balm or catalyst for soul, we can explore with young people first the negative meanings of being alone in our culture. we must ensure that we are not using silence or solitude to induce shame or isolation.
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  • Spring '14
  • AngelaJ.Crum

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