Tag: adolescent

Implementing The Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ALIGNING YOUR TEAM An important part of a well-rounded school policy around suicide prevention is alignment across various levels within a school or district, including all staff. Students spend most of their time each day in school and, for that reason, adults in a school setting are often the first to notice that […]

The Relaxing Days of Summer

Parents and educators are as ‘over’ this school year as the students are. The Erika’s Lighthouse team has read countless parent posts on various websites saying the same thing; they are beside themselves witnessing their once-strong student now struggling or losing complete interest in school. This is true of all learning methods — online, in-person […]

Go Light Your World

I have often felt that the month of May in a school year is busy, even more so than December and all of those holidays, shopping, preparations, and planning. This year, May felt like a climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, followed by a marathon sprint to the finish line of the strangest school […]

Expand, Empower, Engage

Introducing realigned classroom education and a new level of programming… In early 2020, Erika’s Lighthouse published our new strategic plan: Vision 2025: Expand, Empower, Engage. We are thrilled to demonstrate how we are fulfilling our ambitious vision – starting with our classroom education programs. Realigned Efforts The Erika’s Lighthouse team first focused on improving accessibility, […]

Practicing Mindfulness

There is some confusion about what mindfulness is. One definition of mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. – Jon Kabat-Zinn This means you are choosing to focus your mind on what is happening right now without judging it. It allows us to be in the present […]