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Begin Teaching Jolts of Joy!
Activity 1: Intro to Emotions and Our Brains
Activity 2: Deep Dive into Positive Emotions
Activity 3: Spot Emotions in Pictures & Videos
Activity 4: Create a Jolts of Joy Class Poster
Activity 5: Design Your Own Jolts of Joy List
Activity 6: Reflection
Integration into Current Instruction
Are your students learning how to keep appointments? Practice Jolts of Joy by scheduling a Jolt of Joy appointment every day.
Are your students learning how to interact with their peers? Learn about a peer’s Jolt of Joy and deliver it to them.
Are your students learning to identify and self-regulate their emotions? Include the 10 positive emotions and their own Jolts of Joy in their learning.
Modifications and Accommodations for Different Learning Levels
Ask students with fewer skills to match pictures of positive emotions with positive emotion words.
Provide a context and background for the concept of positive emotions as a teacher by verbally labeling the 10 positive emotions that your students exhibit. When you see your students exhibiting the 10 positive emotions (love, joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, awe, hope, pride, amusement, and inspiration) verbally say them out loud. “You look like you are so joyful!” – or – “That music looks like it makes you experience serenity.”
During shared reading, label the positive emotions that characters are feeling. For example, the crowd felt awe when watching the professional athlete and look how that character showed amusement when someone told a joke.