One benefit of quarantine is witnessing the amazing bouts of creativity from our communities as they figure out new ways to connect and collaborate.
It is in this light that a talented group of educators and performers got together to create a variety show to fill the void of socialization left by school closures. It’s got a social and emotional learning backbone and, frankly, it’s pretty great!
Below is the full series. We hope you enjoy!
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Episode 1: Knowing Your Feelings
Superheroes always do the right thing. But how do we do the right thing? Well, first we need to know how we feel. If we’re in the green zone – happy and calm – how do we get back there? Let’s talk to some other Shelter-in-Place Superheroes and have them share their superpowers for getting back to the green zone!
Episode 2: Know the Feelings of Others
After superheroes know how they themselves feel they begin to exercise the superglue of superpowers: empathy! Superheroes notice things so that they can see through the eyes of others, hear through the ears of others and feel with the heart of others.
Episode 3: Making Good Choices
Superheroes know their own feelings and can use their superpowers to return to the “green zone.” It’s from the green zone that we make the best decisions! And they are even better decisions if we include our superglue superpower of empathy. That way we can make the very best choices: those that are good for us but also good for others.
Episode 4: Optimism
Superheroes always believe good things are around the corner. They are optimists! Sometimes when we face great challenges it’s hard to be an optimist. But we can apply the TIE strategy to all our challenges:
T – temporary
I – isolated
E – effort
The challenge will not last forever, it is temporary. The challenge is not the only thing! The challenge is isolated and there are many other things to experience and be grateful for. And, with effort we can overcome any challenge. When we apply this strategy to our challenges we can stay optimistic. And, if we stay optimistic then good things WILL happen!