Tag: education

Second Step and Erika’s Lighthouse – 2020-21 School Year Implementation

With the start of the 2020-21 school year, social emotional learning (SEL) and the topic of mental health are more important than ever for both students and educators. While Erika’s Lighthouse primarily offers classroom-based programs focusing on depression education, we have adapted to the needs of our school partners this year, have widened our net […]

Creative Classes Count

“No singing…” “No movement…” “No choir…” “No wind instruments…”(OK full disclosure, this gets rid of the recorder which is not an entirely bad thing if I’m honest… but I digress.) Music is the international language. We really have two viruses right now that we are battling: COVID-19 and racism. Music unites people from all different […]

Resource Highlight: Intervention Language For Educators

What does it mean to be a “Trusted Adult?” According to our Shared Vocabulary, a trusted adult is a person whom teens feel comfortable or safe to turn to when they have a problem, need help, have embarrassing or difficult questions, and just need/want to talk to someone. Being a trusted adult and having difficult […]

Back To School During A Pandemic

If 2020 has taught us one thing it is that we need to be flexible and resilient as everything is changing, sometimes even daily. Words we have heard more than we ever thought possible include unprecedented, social distancing, pandemic, masks, etc. When it comes to Educators, your roles have had a great share of changes […]

RESOURCE HIGHLIGHT: Shared Vocabulary

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we understand that discussing depression can be a challenging topic. As an educator or social worker, you are considered a trusted adult to the students who come to you. And while we realize this isn’t always part of your typical lesson plan, we know teaching good mental health is also a valuable […]