Just like with parenting, I truly believe that taking on a united approach as a school team can prove to be so powerful and productive. I have been witness to this in my school this year, as we work as a team towards a shared approach in how we are teaching social and emotional learning, more specifically,… Continue reading Self-reg and The Zones of Regulation
This next post is a guest post of sorts. It is “co-written” by my daughter Elsie (6 years old) and me. Elsie is often curious about what it means exactly, when I say I’m blogging, and because she has some ideas to share, I thought I would show her a bit about what it means to blog!… Continue reading 8 Of Elsie’s Favourite Calm-down Strategies
While scrolling through Twitter this morning, I stumbled upon the following tweet by @gcouros, which immediately had me nmh (nod my head) and state “Yes!” out loud! Simple yet profound statement a teacher shared – "The more innovative I have become, the less I have to worry about classroom management." — George Couros (@gcouros) February… Continue reading 4 Ways in Which Innovative Education Simplifies Classroom Management
The #edublogsclub prompt this week (read more about the group and join here) has the participants sharing what their classroom and work spaces look like and how they are set up. Being in Student Services and out of the classroom means that I spend a lot of time in other teachers’ classrooms. While I initially thought… Continue reading Just Ask Siri!
The focus of my last two posts (read here and here) has been on the importance of proactively supporting mental health in youth and how we can do this. I would like to continue on this topic with the focus of this particular post being on adult resources that I have found helpful in either promoting mental health in youth, or… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Adults
In my last post I discussed the importance of parents and teachers playing a proactive role in maintaining and teaching their kids and students about mental health. In this post, I am sharing a list of resources on the topic of mental health, that I have found useful when working with my students or my own… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – Recommended Resources For Kids
Although I have worked in student services for a number of years, it took an experience hitting way closer to home for me to fully realize the struggles that parents raising kids with chronic mental health issues are really facing. I think that overall our society has come a long way in regards to decreasing… Continue reading Mental Health in Youth – What is our role?
As a teacher and mother to young children, and also as daughter to a mother with Parkinson’s Disease (a neurological disease), I am always seeking to better understand the brain and how it works. This year I had the opportunity to work closely with, and collaborate with an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated school psychologist, whom… Continue reading Big Brain, Little Brain – Teaching Kids About the Brain and Self-Regulation