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Identity Safe Classrooms: How To Create Them

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Our identities cannot be separated from who we are, how we see the world, how we feel and how we act. Students’ identities greatly influence how they experience school and how they learn - educators’ identities influence how we teach. Throughout history, humans have asked: “Who am I?” Our answers change every day as...

Would you Seek Academic Help if you Were a Student in Your Class?

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It’s ironic. The students that need it, often are the ones that do not seek academic help. Maybe it’s fear, embarrassment, or a lack of the self-awareness to decipher that academic help is needed. Helping Checklist As an instructor, I search for ways to be proactive in addressing this dilemma. Here are a few...

5 Student Emotional Struggles and How to Spot Them

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One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, educators are still faced with the grim reality that our students are struggling with their social emotional health and wellbeing. This can result in challenging behaviors or decreased academic performance in the classroom. Recent data has demonstrated a surge of mental health struggles among youth. The Centers for...

Supporting Teacher Wellbeing

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According to recent research, around 5% of teachers today are suffering long-lasting mental health problems - up from just 1% in the 1990s. This is mainly due to the fact that the role of teachers is developing to include more duties and responsibilities than ever before. Despite the heavier job scope, society neglects...

Protecting The Mental Health Of Teachers

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More than 300 million people are now living with depression. Their number has grown by 18% over the past 10 years. Teachers with mental health issues are no exception. Teachers tell their students that mindset matters. Yet teachers do not always allow themselves space to receive those same messages of reflection and self-care.
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