February 26, 2019
With the rates of anxiety increasing and appearing at younger and younger ages, the importance of creating a calm environment for our students is becoming more and more important. There are a variety of resources out there that can support teachers in their efforts to create a calm classroom.
January 15, 2019
Ask any parent, teacher or school administrator their thoughts on the subject of children and the impacts of digital technology and you will be offered a variety of thoughts and experiences.
December 4, 2018
“Are they focusing on the next A or test score instead of dreaming big, instead of thinking of what they want to be and how they want to contribute to society?” – Dr.
October 23, 2018
There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind!
June 21, 2018
Research suggests a positive relationship between physical activity and school success in children and youth according to the new ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
May 8, 2018
We know that physical activity is important to improving physical health, but did you know that physical activity is also key in improving mental health? Today’s teens are experiencing heightened anxiety and more stress than some adults today (cite). In a world where digital devices keep social pressures constantly in their back pockets, and academic institutions are asking more and more of our young people, exercise might be their best defense against stress and anxiety.
February 13, 2018
Empathy is not simply an innate trait, it is something that can (and should) be taught. Evidence shows that kids who have greater skills in empathy are more successful and happy. Cultivating empathy in our children, “affects our kids’ future health, wealth, authentic happiness, relationship satisfaction, and ability to bounce back from adversity.
November 21, 2017
So often we forget about ourselves. Teacher wellness starts with being kind to you and practicing self-care. As teachers you are busy caring for others and may not feel supported or even remember to take time for yourselves. Remember to look after yourself. Find balance in your life, eat well, be active, get enough sleep and take time to connect with others.
October 12, 2017
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what one receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently linked with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, enjoy good experiences, improve their health, deal with challenges, and build stronger relationships.
August 29, 2017
Getting back into routine after summer holidays can sometimes be difficult. Some children find it hard to fall asleep for reasons that vary. The anticipation of the start of a school year might bring on feelings of excitement and joy or feelings of anxiety or loss.
April 25, 2017
Are you counting down the days until the end of the school year?
March 14, 2017
Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?
February 7, 2017
Schools all over the world have started to incorporate mindfulness techniques into the classroom as the benefits to students not only can keep students calm, but improve their academic performance.