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    Mental Health Awareness Month Printable

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As teachers, it is essential to check-in on your students’ mental health. To help, we created this free printable containing several worksheets focused on mental health and supporting your students’ well-being. Mindful of Emotions All Grade Levels This worksheet is designed to help your students better understand emotions. In […]

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    Can Listening to Podcasts Help Boost Your Mood?

    Emerging in the early 2000s, podcasts have certainly gained momentum. “From 2008 to 2021, the average percentage of Americans aged 12 and older who listened to a podcast within the last month jumped from 9 percent to 41 percent” (Tutt, 2021). Now there are about 1.7 million podcasts available to listen to, and the number […]

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    Are You Taking Care of You?

    As educators, parents, partners, and friends we often put the needs of others before our own. For many, it’s human nature to nurture and provide for others more than we do for ourselves. Unfortunately, that selflessness can often lead to stress, exhaustion, and burnout that can affect all aspects of our lives. Self-care is vital […]

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    5 Ways To Relax and Recharge This Winter Break

    Winter break is right around the corner. (Cue applause!) For many teachers, this is a time of year that you can kick back and relax for a little while. You aren’t plagued by end-of-year testing and you have some time before classes start up again. What should you do with all your extra time? Since […]

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    Six Ways Help Your Students Stand Up to Bullies

    Chances are, at one point or another in your life, you have been a witness to bullying or perhaps a victim of bullying. It may have been decades ago while you were playing hopscotch in the schoolyard or perhaps it was just last week in the teachers’ lounge. When you think back upon these events, […]

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    The Importance of Mental Health Professional De...

    You likely realize that you regularly interact with friends, family members, professional peers, and strangers who are silently suffering from a mental health condition. However, you may not realize that your K-12 students may be among the millions of Americans living with a mental health condition. A National Survey of Children’s Health data published online […]

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    Support for Teachers During Mental Health Aware...

    Some of the most stressful experiences that we face in our lives involve unexpected challenges that turn our worlds upside down, such as accidents, losing a loved one, an illness diagnosis, or a sudden change in how we live our lives daily. For the 3.1 million public school teachers in the United States, COVID-19 presented […]

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    Brain Breaks: An Evidence-Based Behavior Strategy

    “Can we take a break?” How many times in a typical day do you receive that question from a student? While you may wonder if they’re hoping to sneak a peek at their smartphone, in reality, their body and mind may be asking for a brief reset. In the classroom, brain breaks are short breaks […]

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    Six Stress Relievers for Your Students

    A global pandemic, civil unrest, hurricanes, wildfires, and, oh yeah, murder hornets. Is there anything else that 2020 could throw at us to confuse, frighten, and stress our young students? Let’s not even ask. Even before 2020, a study by the American Psychological Association (APA) reported that teens experience stress levels similar to adults’. Such […]

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    Five Stress Busters for Your Students

    How is your stress level? What about the stress level among your students? Talk to any of your family or friends, and they may share with you feelings of stress. According to WebMD, adults often cite factors such as work, childcare, relationships, and financial pressures as stress stimuli (Goldberg, 2018). Your students may be feeling […]

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