Whether school doors reopen or remote learning continues, student progress will depend on how we support their emotional and mental health.
The union’s top priorities are mental-health supports and more multi-lingual staff. After nine months of bargaining, they’re fed up.
Children need to learn about the virus from trusted adults. The more educators can appear calm and rational, the more comfortable their students will feel.
Every high school teacher—and many educators of younger students—knows a student considering suicide. But these young people can be kept safe, experts say.
From #RedForEd victories to new trauma-informed practices, NEA educators did great things this past year. Let’s keep it going in 2020!
St. Paul educators offer contract proposal that calls for every public school to be staffed by a comprehensive, licensed mental-health team.
More schools are leveraging peer counseling and mentoring programs to supplement suicide prevention and trauma-informed strategies.
Caring about students can come with a price. Self-care helps, but schools need to take the lead in helping educators cope with STS.
By making mental health an “excusable absence,” schools can help bring conversations about student mental and behavioral health into the open.
What’s new in public education this year? We see some trends emerging, including trauma-informed education, virtual reality, and more.