Teachers have long known that feeling safe and secure in school helps ...
Teachers have long known that feeling safe and secure in school helps students focus their energy on learning. And the research bears that out: A 2018 study found that when teachers deliberately foster a sense of belonging by greeting each student at the door of the class, they see “significant improvements in academic engaged time and reductions in disruptive behavior.”
This post outlines ideas from teachers for ensuring that every student in the classroom feels like they belong.
Some of the activities included take less than five minutes. They’re divided up among the grades, but many can apply across all of the years from kindergarten to 12th grade.
"Learning skills to support our mental health early in life can provide ...
"Learning skills to support our mental health early in life can provide significant benefits to our physical, emotional, and social growth for life. For example, for children to choose calm in times of stress, they first need the opportunity to experience calm and practice arriving at a calm state.
All of the tools you find in this toolkit help cultivate calm, mental health, and overall well being. In this resource, learn 9 yoga and mindfulness practices for mental health that are suitable for a variety of settings and time frames: each tool may be as brief as 1 minute or expanded as needed.
Use the tools individually or all together to tailor your own experience, now and for the long term."
The Action for Happiness app is based on the themes and actions ...
The Action for Happiness app is based on the themes and actions from our popular monthly calendars and aims to give users a couple of friendly "nudges" each day - firstly that day's action in the morning and secondly an inspiring message towards the end of the day.
The app is like having a little personal action coach in your pocket who:
Gives you friendly 'nudges' with an action idea each day Sends you inspiring messages to give you a boost Helps you connect & share ideas with like-minded people
Download the app from The Google Play Store or the Apple Store.
Alcohol abuse doesn’t just put students at risk; it threatens the ability ...
Alcohol abuse doesn’t just put students at risk; it threatens the ability of schools to achieve their educational objectives. AlcoholEdu® for High School takes a public health approach to preventing alcohol abuse, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging student experience. Through this scalable online program, which has been proven to reduce negative consequences associated with underage drinking, high schools can reach all students with a consistent message and empower them to make safer and healthier decisions about alcohol.
This Course Covers Peer Pressure Underage Drinking Laws Alcohol and the Brain & Body Bystander Behaviors Values & Goal-Setting Challenging Common Myths Talking to Parents
The importance of family is prominent throughout the works, The vibrant colours ...
The importance of family is prominent throughout the works, The vibrant colours represents the joy of life, it is meant to inspire hope, success, and happiness. These paintings are a tribute to my late mother who was my guide throughout my life, my late Grandmother for her strength in cultural beliefs and traditions, and my children for the inspiration they give me, Meegwetch.
Sun West students - ask your teacher to add you to a course! Currently we access Everfi via the Clever portal. Leila Pullum (firstname.lastname@example.org) is here to respond to student and teacher support questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach if you need help.
NEW courses are being added regularly.
ECE- K-3 Word Force Healthier Me Jr Compassion Project
Elementary/Middle 4-8 Vault Healthier Me Middle School Hockey Scholar Math & Science Endeavour STEM Career Exploration Ignition Digital Safety & Citizenship Character Playbook Venture Entrepreneurship Mental Wellness Basics
High Schools 9-12 Mental Wellness Basics Venture Entrepreneurship AlcoholEdu Prescription Drug Safety Marketplaces EVERFI Financial Literacy Honour Code
This toolkit unpacks six specific, practical tools that can be used to ...
This toolkit unpacks six specific, practical tools that can be used to share yoga and mindfulness with teens/adolescent students.
All six tools prioritize two important objectives: - How to address common roadblocks that (seemingly) limit teens’ access to yoga and mindfulness, and - How to liberate and affirm teens’ identities in yoga and mindfulness
"A family yoga practice can be a fun, dynamic way to enjoy ...
"A family yoga practice can be a fun, dynamic way to enjoy moments together that turn into memories. Designed for families and groups of all ages, this 25-minute yoga practice features partner work and imaginative play while teaching the value of connectedness."
Free for all students and teachers in the province, this activity will ...
Free for all students and teachers in the province, this activity will give students an overview of topics like mental wellness, stress, identity, brain anatomy, addictions, mental health disorders, and community supports. They'll also learn about free Peer Support and Counselling offerings provided by the Mental Wellness 30 program. (Course funded by SunWest Distance Learning Centre and RBC Foundation)
Fill out the form to get a breakdown of the course content and additional ChatterHigh resources.
"Gratitude scavenger hunt. My kids love to “hunt for treasure” and pretend ...
"Gratitude scavenger hunt. My kids love to “hunt for treasure” and pretend with me! Believe me, my husband is often standing from afar laughing at us as we enter “imagination land”. Scavenger hunts help kids to become aware of the simple things in nature they can be grateful for. We’ve made a free printable that you can download of the scavenger hunt."
Give your eyes a break with this audio-only Digital Wellness Break. Follow ...
Give your eyes a break with this audio-only Digital Wellness Break. Follow along as teacher Stephanie's voice guides you step-by-step through "Tense and Release," a mind-body-breath integration that's designed for children and effective for all ages.
TODAY’S MINDFUL MOVEMENT 🦦 TENSE AND RELEASE 🦦
“It’s the end of a very long day. Back-to-back-to-back meetings. You sign-off from work, gather your belongings, rush out the door... only to get stuck in traffic. Tension rises.
A busy lifestyle with no time to relax can lead to frustration, tension, and chronic stress.
Making time in our busy days to mindfully unwind can help. Tense and Release is one of our favorite relaxation exercises to do just this. By consciously tensing and releasing our bodies, we are able to tune out what is going on outside and tune in to what’s going on inside. And in tune, consciously let go of the tension and stress we carry.
This audio-only relaxation will allow you to return to a state of balance. Just hit 'play' and give your eyes a rest for the next four minutes.” (Yoga Ed.)
"Below you will find several playlists for you and your family to ...
"Below you will find several playlists for you and your family to use during our time of distance learning. All the music in the playlists have been recommended by staff and students of Masonville Public School as pieces which provide calm, relaxation, renewal and the opportunity to recharge. Most playlists are between 20-30mins long."