A lot of us at our school use what our principal, Jim Peterson, calls “walk-and-talks”: taking a student out of another class during our prep period to “walk-and-talk” with him/her.
They are great ways to build relationships, work through challenging issues, and “clear the air.”
In fact, I’ve previously posted a guest post from Jim, Guest Post: “Walk & Talks” Are Extremely Effective Way To Connect With Students – Here’s A “How-To” Guide.
The Washington Post just published an interesting article about how therapists are finding their versions of “walk-and-talks” to be especially effective with teens (we obviously don’t view the interactions we do at school to do “therapy”). The article is worth checking out: Why some practitioners of walk-and-talk therapy think it is especially helpful for teens.