Education researchers from the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, located in Glenside, PA, are conducting semester long workshops here at The Lotus School. During one workshop exercise, students built a paper boat from a template and decorated it to represent their personality. The activity is meant to be about keeping perspective about emotions.
According to educator Grace Song,
“We may not be able to control everything outside of the boat. BUT! if you realize that you can navigate your own boat by grabbing on to the steering wheel then you become the navigator or your life boat. It is in your hands. However, as we navigate our ‘life boat’, there may be times when we encounter difficult emotions. Up until now, you may have believed that difficult emotions were beyond your control, but we’re going to learn that ACTUALLY, it’s in our hands. We will gain the ability to manage our emotions.”