Building Emotional Resiliency in Children with the Dandelion Approach Video – January 25, 2021

Island Health just released a short video of me working alongside teachers, librarians and the Aboriginal Infant Development Program with the Snuneymuxw First Nation, as they took workshops on the Dandelion Approach™. I founded The Dandelion Approach™ as a way to create change for children and youth through relationship, play and experiential discovery.

Although this specific grant is over, I am still supporting schools and community organizations to facilitate this approach to emotional health. In this time of great stress and disconnection, this training is being requested more than ever. For those of you that have our book, you will find all the activities you see in the video, in the Inside-Out Guide that comes free with the book. You might enjoy watching teachers, early childhood educators and librarians trying the activities out before they facilitate them to the children in their care. It was so beautiful for me to see these educators coming together and exploring how to support students and build community through this approach.

Creating Playgrounds for Emotional Expression Webinar – May 22, 2020

Webinar presented by Hannah Beach and Tamara Strijack on Creating Playgrounds for Emotional Expression (https://reclaimingourstudents.com/) When emotions stop moving, we start to see the signs of problem behaviour. Expression of emotion is the first step in emotional development, and yet many children, adolescents and adults can get stuck here. We all need safe places to express the emotions that are stirred up within us, as well as release pent up emotional energy. The challenge is finding those safe places. In this session, we will explore natural playgrounds for emotion to come out and play, and how we might facilitate this process – for our children, our adolescents and ourselves.

I Can Dance Sad and Happy Video – April 16, 2020

During this challenging time – many children (well, all of us!) are filled with many, many emotions. We need to make room for all of children’s emotions, even their very tender feelings.

Understandably, it can be hard to see our kids or students sad. We might want to rush in and make it better! But children need a safe space to feel and express their emotions.

Help children express their SAD and HAPPY feelings.

This movement activity can support kids to find some release as well as help to normalize our feelings. We all feel sad sometimes. We all feel happy sometimes. This is normal and part of being human. ( Geared to kids ages 4 – 8)

Watch the video below for the parent/teacher introduction followed by the movement and play experience for children (if you want to SKIP straight to the activity, go to 3:05).

Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast – April 14, 2021

Hannah Beach talks about her book co-authored with Tamara Neufeld Strijack - Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever - And What We Can Do About It. This is episode 367 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio...

Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast – April 14, 2021

Hannah Beach talks about her book co-authored with Tamara Neufeld Strijack - Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever - And What We Can Do About It. This is episode 367 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio...

Teaching Learning Leading K12 Podcast – April 14, 2021

Hannah Beach talks about her book co-authored with Tamara Neufeld Strijack - Reclaiming Our Students: Why Children Are More Anxious, Aggressive, and Shut Down Than Ever - And What We Can Do About It. This is episode 367 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio...

Emotional Health and School Webinar – September 24, 2020

Neufeld Institute Webinar Panel on Emotional Health and School, with Tamara Strijack, Deborah MacNamara, Eva de Gosztonyi and Hannah Beach. Join the Leadership Team from the IDEA Centre for Educators as they discuss Emotional Health and School...

Creating Playgrounds for Emotional Expression Webinar – May 22, 2020

Webinar presented by Hannah Beach and Tamara Strijack on Creating Playgrounds for Emotional Expression (https://reclaimingourstudents.com/) When emotions stop moving, we start to see the signs of problem behaviour. Expression of emotion is the first step in emotional...

I Can Dance Sad and Happy Video – April 16, 2020

During this challenging time - many children (well, all of us!) are filled with many, many emotions. We need to make room for all of children's emotions, even their very tender feelings. Understandably, it can be hard to see our kids or students sad. We might want to...

Emotional Health and School Webinar – September 24, 2020

Neufeld Institute Webinar Panel on Emotional Health and School, with Tamara Strijack, Deborah MacNamara, Eva de Gosztonyi and Hannah Beach. Join the Leadership Team from the IDEA Centre for Educators as they discuss Emotional Health and School...

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