For teachers, allowing space for grief is essential

In a tragic time, where it might be easier to find despair, we can make the effort to normalize grief and support rather than ignore it. This couldn’t be more important to remember this year as our students and country all begin to emerge from the crucible that is COVID-19. We have to remember that we must identify our own trauma or grief before we can ever truly help another.

Federal school reopening guidance underscores mental health

Federal government releases second volume in a series to aid schools and districts as they battle pandemic challenges.

Four ways to support teacher well-being

Schools need to take steps to prevent historic levels of burnout and low morale.

A year with COVID: Five ways to foster well-being and resilience in the classroom

Adults and children alike are vulnerable to the pandemic's physiological effects of chronic stress and trauma.

“Insanely awesome” mental health help for our students

A new guide geared toward 8–11-year-olds helps them navigate the mental health challenges of the pandemic.

Check on your teacher friends: They’re not OK

Educators have felt an overwhelming amount of frustration while navigating the world of educating during a global pandemic.

Who helps the helpers? SEL for school counselors’ mental health

Education leaders need to renew a focus on school counselors' well-being as counselors shoulder the tremendous responsibility of helping young people heal.

Growing SEL in your school community

Early findings from The Wallace Foundation’s Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative show the need for a unified SEL approach.

How educators can cultivate optimism in the new year

Heading into 2021, who knows what will come our way? But we will be OK if we embrace a growth mindset.

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