When it comes to teaching it is important that we acknowledge that our students are emotional beings. We cannot just focus on content and procedures all the time. Life happens each day, and sometimes we need to listen and help students build emotional intelligence. The use of objects as a means to transfer emotions may seem like a magic trick. However, I have learned that giving a worry doll as a gift to a student when the time is right, can help them shift their perspective and heal their sorrow. Click on the links below to learn more about the history of worry dolls and read about a few ideas on how to incorporate them in the Spanish classroom. Watch the video to find out how I used them this past school year.