Thursday, November 12, 2009

Listening Lessons with Elementary Students

The S.A.F.E. Program offers support groups for elementary students at Cowan and R. J. Wollam in Santa Fe, as well as Stewart and Crosby Jr. High in Hitchcock I.S.D. These counseling services include life skills lessons and student support groups. In these groups, students learn to be mindful and accountable for their actions. In the photo above, children are listening carefully for the diminishing guitar chords to stop ringing. They are instructed to close their eyes, and raise their hands when they no longer hear the vibrating chord. This exercise helps them to be more patient and "mindful" in listening to others, and to be more aware of their surroundings. These are useful skills to have in life.