As students return to classrooms and embark on a new academic year, the educational landscape is evolving to meet not only their academic needs but also their mental well-being. In response to the increasing recognition of the importance of mental health, teachers are embracing a new practice: adding mental health check-ins to their lesson plans. This innovative approach reflects a growing understanding of the impact of student mental health on their ability to thrive academically and personally.Read More »
The new school year recently started. Students all over the world are physically heading back to school. Many have been looking forward to starting classes in person since many schools were still conducting lessons remotely previously. They must have missed their friends, for instance having lunch together and getting to play outside during PE.
Those in boarding school might be moving into dorms while others wait for the school bus on the first day of class. Due to this sense of (pre-covid) normalcy, some kids might be suffering from anxiety about having to physically attend classes and interact with other people daily. They may be worried about catching covid, not knowing how to interact with friends, and extroverts suddenly becoming introverts after a long period of isolation.Read More »