Classroom Mental Health

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These simple and highly-effective traffic-light wristbands help vulnerable pupils offer non-verbal communication to signal to their teacher about how they are feeling in the classroom.

This is a one-page, A4 sized PDF file.

Description

Information: These simple and highly-effective traffic-light wristbands help vulnerable pupils offer non-verbal communication to signal to their teacher about how they are feeling in the classroom. Follow all statutory safeguarding procedures – this resource is offered as an additional strategy for teachers to use in their classrooms. Find more: www.TeacherToolkit.co.uk.

Instructions:

  1. Cut out all 3 paper wristbands. Each wristband measures 210mm x 12mm
  2. Ensure that the individual pupil is aware of each coloured wristband and how they should be used.
  3. Red = “I’m struggling today … I need the teacher to do XYZ. Can you ask me [this particular] question.”
  4. Yellow = “I’m okay, but I am not feeling so confident about [XYZ]. I may need some time out for [XYZ] …”
  5. Green = “I’m really good today. You can expect work from me as normal …”

Designed by @TeacherToolkit and recommended by child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Sarah Vohra (@DrSarahVohra). 

You can listen to Sarah explain the concept in our podcast (12 minutes).

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