Using this information, we can start with photos and use them to help students put feelings and events into words. Dr. Davidson uses decks of pictures-- random images that have meaning to the person selecting one-- that help facilitate a conversation, help put those feelings into words.
You can buy picture decks, make your own, or use mine. Click link below to download and print over 60 images. Laminate them, cut them up, then offer all or some of the photos to a student or a group. Then start asking questions, keeping in mind that the best questions are simple.
"How do you see yourself today."
"What picture best represents your family."
"What does happy look like."
"What do you need from me, from other adults."
And if you're using this process with your staff:
"What would you like for our staff"
"What's getting in the way of a healthy school."
You get the idea, pictures being used to put the big picture into words.
Have fun with the process and let me know how it's going for you.
Link to photos (on Guidance page)