Category Archives for Student Health and Wellness

Farm to School for a Healthy Future

Farm to school is the concept of accessing and understanding the benefits of embracing locally grown food. It is about emphasizing ideas such as shopping local for fresh ingredients and not processed foods.

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Teaching Resilience and the Art of Overcoming Adversity

Resilience is the capacity to bounce back quickly from difficulties. But can toughness be taught. The answer is, yes.   Resilience, like tolerance and happiness and inspiration, are lifelong skills that

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Spotlight on Student Trauma

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 14 left 17 students dead and 17 more injured. It has put student trauma in the spotlight like never before.   Since

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A Teacher’s Guide to Health and Wellness

As a teacher, stress is part of the job. A focus on health and wellness, however, has been shown to work wonders for the mind, body and classroom. It is well established in the business world that

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Keep Calm and Meditate

Schools today can be fraught with anxiety and stress, which is why introducing meditation and mindfulness into a classroom can instill much-needed calm. Sound a bit hokey or hippy dippy? No way, say proponents

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Teaching Life’s Essentials — Happiness

Don’t worry be happy is a fine song title, but can life essential happiness be taught? Some think so. And happiness as a life essential can also be transferred onto others. In terms of education, a happy

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