Building a "recharging" class in 3 simple steps
1. Introduce "Souly" to the class - present the Battery idea to your students while using the video, book or booklet.
Turn your class into a club - create a social "Battery Charger Club". Define club rules and guidelines - help each other, treat each other kindly, refrain from abusing others, etc.
Define rituals - "The recharger of the week" (the student who charged the most batteries), "Class charging" (the classes chooses a “student of the week” and recharges him or her collectively) and so on.
Choose a club token - such as bracelets, brooches, or some other accessory.
Charging the battery – provide each student with an envelope labeled " ____'s battery”, provide the students with notes and ask them to pass around the envelopes. Each child, upon receiving an envelope, should write an energizing sentence and place the note in the envelope. Sentences like "I love you ...", “I think you ... " “I'd like that ...", "You are an inspiration ..." etc. Continue to pass the envelope until it is returned to its owner. Everyone open their envelope, reads the notes, and feel recharged!
Exercise the "Souly" principles by playing the DIY version of the Souly board game - click here to download.
Create a class Battery - Prepare a box to be used as a "class battery”. At the end of each lesson the teacher will to give the class a "Charging note" for positive behavior. At the end of each week, count the notes in the box.
Define a Prize chart, with prizes that the class can earn by redeeming the charging notes. For example: 10 notes = an additional 10 min break / 25 notes = a special class breakfast / 40 notes = a free session etc.
2. Put in place clear and strict response mechanisms for cases of physical and emotional harm - while recharging batteries, you need to be strict in cases of battery-draining situations, both emotional and physical. You need to treat the small cases assertively and create a safe and secure environment for the students in the classroom.
3. Prepare reminders - Make posters explaining how to recharge batteries of children and staff, and hang banners that provide reminders to recharge batteries. For example: "Did you recharge a battery today?", "What is your battery level?", "Recharge others = get energized!”
At the end of each lesson, remind your students to take advantage of the break to recharge their friends’ batteries, say things like -" have a pleasant break and don’t forget to recharge your batteries "," Go out and recharge! "
Do you want your children to practice and internalize the principles of "Souly"?
Click here to download the DIY game. Through the challenges, the children learn how to embrace the new emotional language, experiencing situations of charging and draining batteries, and receive energy currency!
All you need is a printer, cardboard paper, scissors, a laminator (optional) and a little patience ...
Tip: Make the game preparation into an activity with your kids and use this opportunity to charge their batteries!
Souly Dolly - The Playful Way to Boost Emotional Communication.
The Souly Dolly - modeled after the “Soully Battery” character - is designed to help kids identify with its positive values.
The soft, plush doll has a back pocket which allows the player to insert a hand and make it “speak”.
This is a wonderful way for teachers to convey educational messages, discuss emotions and analyze situations. On the other hand, kids can use Souly to more easily open up and communicate in larger groups and in one-on-one conversations alike.