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The Benefits of Walking

Teachers and students spend the school day exercising their minds, but it can be easy to forget how important it is to move and strengthen our bodies as well. Even creating time for a short walk each day can lead to a range of lifelong health benefits, improve learning and comprehension, and enhance your quality […]

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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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30 Days of Gratitude Journal Entries Free Print...

Happy November, Educators! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we wanted to extend our gratitude by sharing this FREE printable we created for your students. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and this activity does just that while encouraging students to utilize their writing skills through journaling. According to the HuffPost, journaling has many health benefits, including […]

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Get-to-Know BINGO Free Printable

Welcome back to school, teachers! We know how challenging it can be to help ease student’s nerves and anxiety on the first day in their new classroom environment. So what better way to break the ice than with an engaging game of BINGO! Back-to-School Nerves Back-to-school season is nerve-wracking enough for students–add on the additional […]

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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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