Our students from k-12 come to school with so much baggage and so many worries- including problems at home or in the neighborhood, concerns with friends, worries about where they are going after school or even where their next meal is coming from. This worry jar not only helps students express these worries to you and alleviate them in order to learn, but it also comes with a structured way to help students talk through these worries and challenges with you, so that hopefully they can be resolved. Maslow's hierarchy states that students cannot learn if their needs aren't met. This classroom tool will help you meet those needs.
This resource includes:
-an explanation of purpose
-an indepth explanation of how to use this tool in your classroom
-an in depth procedure/explanation of how to put student worries "on trial"
-4 different colored explanation posters to hang near the jail
-a worry card slip for students to fill out
(Disclaimer- this jar is also a method for students to release worries without the teacher reading them. However, it is up to the teacher's discretion whether those worries stay private)