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Mental Health

Find compassionate perspectives and evidence-based strategies to foster school environments that promote psychological well-being and support students experiencing behavioral, emotional, or social challenges.

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Supporting Grieving Students

It's important for educators to reach out to grieving students. Here's some guidance and resources to support this difficult task.

Can Stress Help Students?

Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress can strengthen the immune system, enhance memory and learning, and improve decision-making skills.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.

Helping Students With Identity Secrets

Rick Curwin takes a compassionate look at students living with identity secrets, and proposes three steps toward creating a culture of acceptance.


What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

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Strengthening Executive Function Development for Students With ADD

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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

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Social and Emotional Learning: What Experts Say

National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.

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Starting School off Smart: Take the Hassles Out of Homework

Blogger Maurice Elias offers tips for encouraging kids to complete homework and lowering the stress they may feel.

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Lessons Learned: When a Student Dies

Guest blogger Francis Peacock reflects on how the death of a student must change one's teaching philosophy.

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Five Simple Techniques to Incorporate Social and Emotional Learning

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Group facilitator Mary Kate Land discusses mainstreaming SEL with five techniques.

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Social, Emotional, and Character Development: The Heart of Student Learning

Teachers, parents, and administrators should understand that a child's education includes tending to social, emotional, and character development.

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News Flash: How Tiny Boosts to Personal Identity Improve Minority Students' Grades

Edutopia's Grace Rubenstein makes the case that improving minority students' self-esteem improves their grades.

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Reforming Our Schools: Nonacademic Support for Students is Essential

Blogger Anne O'Brien recommends that meeting the non-academic needs of students, such as providing counseling and eye glasses, is a crucial part of school reform.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning: How You Can Implement it In Your School

How to implement social and emotional learning at school.

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DSM-5: A Controversy in the Mental Health Community

Blogger Mark Phillips examines the reasons for -- and dangers of -- upgrading ADHD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' forthcoming revision.

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Boys and Body Image: Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate

Body-image troubles are gnawing away at boys, too. Just as the disorders frequently begin for girls at a young age, they also commonly strike boys as adolescents and teens.

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YES Prep: A Culture of Achievement

YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

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Schools Confront Teen Suicide

Taking one's own life is no longer a taboo subject in school.

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From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

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