Tag: Healthy school

Tools to Create a Calm Classroom

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.


Change Recess by Encouraging Students to Take on Leadership Roles

June 5, 2018

Recess is a very important time for students to reap the benefits of physical activity and to build strong social skills through play experiences.  However, many students are not getting an adequate amount of physical activity during this time.  What’s more, recess can also be a time where instances of negative behavior and bullying can rise.

Exercise is Good for Your Mental Health

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.


Outdoor Classrooms can Improve Teacher and Student Well-being!

April 4, 2018

 

25% of teachers polled at the Southeastern Alberta Teachers Convention in February 2018 stated that teacher wellness is of the upmost importance in building a healthy school community.  We know classroom sizes are rising and as such so are the demands on teachers.