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Simple Strategies for Big Worries Supporting Students with Anxiety by Tiffany Creager   Last December I wrote about prioritizing our adult mental wellness during times of stress and uncertainty. I was hopeful at the time that this year would feel… Continue Reading…

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13 Excellent Education Blogs Written by Bill Reed, STEM Specialist at INcompassing Education   To Blog or Not to Blog. . .that is the question! Of course, the answer is “To Blog!” With that being said, what are blogs? Blogs… Continue Reading…

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Building Empathy in the Classroom Written by Tiffany Creager   We are living through an incredible time of physical and emotional disconnection. Despite technological advances created to keep us connected, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction. We’ve… Continue Reading…

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Value-Based Living, Working, and Leading Swapping Resolutions for Reflection in the New Year Written by Tiffany Creager   On December 31st, 2019, I was full of energy, excitement, and anticipation. We were heading into a new decade! I had multiple… Continue Reading…

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6 Best Books for School Principals in 2021 Written by Dianne McKinley   Being a school administrator is hard work! You wear a lot of hats on a daily basis. In between leading staff, supporting students, connecting with parents and… Continue Reading…

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School faculty members know a range of techniques for helping to support the educational needs of their students, but what about the social-emotional needs? Far too many students are struggling with social-emotional needs, yet teachers are unaware or uncertain of how to handle them. Often, these students can be severely withdrawn from their peers or they can have a hard time following the rules and procedures of the classroom. So how can we identify and support students with social-emotional needs?

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The holiday season is filled with expectations of joy, excitement, and happiness. But while it’s a very happy time for many, it can be a difficult time for some, exacerbating feelings of anxiety and depression. Many students, particularly those in poverty and those who have experienced loss or trauma, struggle emotionally during the holiday season. This shows up in their behavior at school, either through outbursts, aggressive behavior, being withdrawn, sad, or angry. In this post, we will give teachers some tips on how to help students emotionally through the holiday season.

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As adults, we have learned how to deal with emotions and feelings in a rational way. This is something that is learned. When it comes to children, they may not yet know how to deal with stressful situations. Stress may be caused by their background and home situations which can include domestic violence, poverty, abuse, drug use, alcoholism, and other challenges. It may also be triggered by situations at school which overwhelm them or cause intense emotions. Children such as these need to learn how to self-regulate themselves, and this is where a comfort room comes into play. How to create a comfort room in schools is a much debated topic, but we will focus on some of the aspects to look at in creating one.

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There have been a number of studies over the past decade on the prevalence of depression and anxiety among students. It was found that around 25% of students have a diagnosable mental health condition. Of these students close to half of them do not seek treatment or ask for help. More than 80% struggle to cope on a daily basis and 50% suffer from such intense anxiety or depression that they fail in their studies or achieve much lower results than they would be capable of achieving under normal circumstances.

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Mental Health in Schools – The Challenges Faced and Strategies to Tackle Them

With children spending much of their time in school, there’s a greater role and responsibility that rest on educators to look out for students’ mental health and welfare. Today, mental health in schools matters more than ever, and principals and teachers should be at the forefront to address this issue.

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