Some quick and useful ways to bust stress right now!
This collection features resources to foster wellness.
What Is It?
This guide connects research and actionable strategies to create a 360-degree view of adult social-emotional learning in K-12 education today. Learn what it means to address the social-emotional needs of teachers and staff, learn about different approaches to adult SEL, and explore best practices for measuring and implementing adult SEL across your school or district.
In the guide read about:
1. What Is Adult SEL?
2. How to Strengthen Adult SEL
3. Effective Adult SEL Strategies
4. How to Measure Adult SEL
5. Adult SEL Resources
Social and emotional skills development is quickly taking center stage alongside cognitive skills, technical skills, and content knowledge in both the classroom and the workforce. Use this path to learn the fundamentals of how technology helps support social emotional learning in the classroom. Creating a strong community begins with mindfulness. It continues by supporting students through the use of social emotional learning techniques. Flipgrid helps engage students in meaningful ways through reflection activities. Lastly, we tie it all together by empowering educators in the hybrid classroom environment.
The course offers an overview of now various Microsoft products can assist teachers in developing social and emotional skills in their students: Minecraft, Teams, Flipgrid, Sway, OneNote, Reflect.
Not Myself Today is an evidence-based solution - offered by CMHA- that helps employers transform mental health at work. This initiative helps companies engage employees to:Build greater awareness and understanding of mental healthReduce stigmaFoster safe and supportive culturesWe all have mental health and we need to take care of it.
"The Science of Happiness is a free online course that explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives.
Since it first launched in September of 2014, The Science of Happiness has been hugely popular: It is one of the top 10 courses on the edX platform, where it is hosted; more than 500,000 students have registered for it so far; and students who complete the course report significant increases in their happiness and decreases in their levels of stress and loneliness."
You will have to register to take this free online course!
Smiling Mind can be used with kids, teachers or parents - at school and at home!
"Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life."
To use these mediation, you can use the website, or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.
There are full programs for classrooms, specifically for teachers, kids as well as adults.
Join Learning for Justice for a webinar on the importance of educators practicing self-care. Featuring middle school literacy coach Geneviéve DeBose and school social worker Shoshana Brown, this webinar will help educators understand the science and psychology of self-care, including how educator self-care affects students. You will learn a variety of practices and tools, and you will be able to identify practices that work best for you so that you can thrive and really show up every day in your school community.
A Year of Wellness for Middle Years was created by Sun West School Division teachers involved in the Mental Wellness PLC to support integrating all areas of wellness into the daily lives of our students and enhance their wellbeing. This resource includes monthly activities connected to the Middle Years leaning outcomes for each domain of wellness: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Social. Students can work on this project independently, with their family, or as a class!