Today was an IB well Friday. This day is a day to utilize for creative activities. It’s a relieving day for high schoolers especially after a long day of hard work.
As this day was supposed to be relaxing, I was able to take the opportunity to bond with one of my friends, Devanga. To do this, we decided to do some coloring online together. This experience not only allowed us to become closer but also relax the fear center of our brain, the amygdala. Meditative coloring is also known to reduce stress and anxiety so I think this was helpful to us especially because of the DP workload and COVID stress. We were able to improve our mood greatly and help each other in the process.
In conclusion, I feel like meditative coloring is a great activity to do with friends and family of all ages. It is proven to be greatly helpful to people with mental health and emotional issues. It also reduces stress. I can’t wait to take part in this activity again in the future.
Learning outcomes observed:
3. Initiative & planning
LO3 Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.
5. Working collaboratively with others
LO5 Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.
6. Global engagement
LO6 Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance. Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally, or internationally.
7. Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
LO7 Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.