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Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students in a Virtual Environment

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Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students in a Virtual Environment

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Academy's Community of Professionals
Industry news and information about professional events. Collaborate, network, learn about new opportunities, and share your knowledge and expertise with other professionals focused on serving the special education community in Hampton Roads. Thank you for being part of our professional community, we hope you enjoy this month's article. 

Supporting the Social-Emotional Needs of Students in a Virtual Environment

Margaret Meyers
Certified Instructor
Mindful Schools

At Chesapeake Bay Academy (CBA), we often say that we get to do education the way it should be done. We understand the importance of addressing the needs of the whole child – academic, social, and emotional. As a certified instructor of mindfulness (K-12) through Mindful Schools, I have worked with the entire middle school team to incorporate the practice of mindfulness into everything that we do. Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in the present moment with a sense of curiosity and openness. For many years, we have begun every school day with a few moments of mindfulness practice, which entails some deep breathing and an opportunity to be still and quiet. During our practice time together, we are able to notice - without judgment - our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Additionally, we included direct instruction of mindfulness weekly in Health lessons.  

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Virtual Open House: July 22-24 @ 10 a.m.

The "new normal" has always been the CBA way! While the world has changed - many elements of our new educational landscape are the same cornerstones Chesapeake Bay Academy was founded on. Attend a Virtual Open House with our Head of School and Division Directors to learn more.

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10th Annual Golf Classic: Oct. 13

Join us for a "Day of Play for CBA" at Bayville Golf Club on October 13, 2020.

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