Category: For Educators

Classroom Accommodations For Students With Depression

When a teen is struggling with depression, there should be an expectation of a certain level of disorganization, forgetfulness and trouble concentrating. The good news is, there are accommodations that can be made in order to help reduce some of those setbacks. Be Flexible Be flexible on due dates or attendance, allow extra time for […]

Family Engagement – Another Step Towards Depression Awareness

Extend meaningful discussions around mental health from the classroom to the home by engaging parents and caregivers with these free resources. Every parent or caregiver can spread a message of hope and protect those who need it most. By connecting classroom education with family education and engagement, building a supportive and inclusive school building becomes […]

Are We Really Connecting?

The Social Challenge Today we live in a society where news and information are always at our fingertips. Communications of all kinds, photographs, information, and videos are available to download and view with just one click. We are bombarded with news, and these days, most of the news is less than encouraging. Sometimes, the ability […]

12 Phrases that Integrate Mental Health into PE

Physical Education is a key area to help bridge this divide with students. By highlighting the impact on their mental health while engaging in physical activity, students of all ages are able to understand that good physical health can promote good mental health. Physical Activity When your students are engaging in PE – drop in […]

Teaching Mindfulness: from a high school teacher’s perspective

  This year, probably one of the most challenging ones in my 20+ year career, has been all about shifting, pivoting, and adapting everything we know about education to present lessons on a screen. Our mission as educators has been to provide high-quality learning experiences to our beloved students, often without ever meeting them in […]

The Sirens Are Blaring

The sirens are blaring and the lights are flashing – are schools paying attention? Article after article is warning us of a dangerous trend: adolescent anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation is rising: Starting in April 2020, emergency room visits for mental health concerns are up 31% for 12-17 year olds (1). 56% of teens report […]