Tag Archives: grief and loss

Leading a Group Discussion About Pandemic Stress

By Jean Sunde Peterson, Ph.D., author of How (and Why) to Get Students Talking: 78 Ready-to-Use Group Discussions About Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and More (Grades 6–12) Children listened carefully when adults talked about the pandemic. They heard our opinions and … Continue reading

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Mental Health Resources to Support Students’ Well-Being

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’ve put together a list of resources (some free!) to support students’ mental health and well-being. Mental Health Board Book Collection Ease worries and help toddlers calm down and feel valued with this … Continue reading

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Children Are Experiencing Real Loss, and We Need to Acknowledge That

By Lisa L. Walsh, author of Violet the Snowgirl: A Story of Loss and Healing As we inch ever closer to the upcoming school year, already begun for many, our back-to-school list looks different than usual. The social and emotional … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Grief

By Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed.D., author of When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Updated 3rd Edition) These are incredibly unsettling, complicated times for us all. COVID-19 has overwhelmed us with fear, isolation, and grief, … Continue reading

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When We Lose a Fellow Teacher

By Stephanie Filio When someone in a school has something to celebrate, the whole school celebrates together. Marriages, graduations, babies—no matter what it is, the staff is less weighty, the kids catch the spirit, and everyone moves through the day … Continue reading

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