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Nature-Based Play and Outdoor Learning for Mental Well-Being

By Molly Breen Nature-based play is not a new thing. We know that getting kids outside for open-ended play and exploration is good for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Environmental inequality is not a new thing either. Depending on where … Continue reading

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3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children’s Mental Health

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Student mental and emotional health is one of the top concerns of educators across the country, and it’s never too soon to … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Create Structure and Reduce Anxiety in Children During the Summer

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide Ah, summertime. It’s advertised as a time to rest and rejuvenate without schedules or demands. Except most people don’t manage well in the complete absence of structure. … Continue reading

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How to Use Mental Health Check-Ins to Address Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Students often have many things going on in their lives that are hidden from view; they may be grappling with traumatic experiences … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important for Teachers to Recognize and Understand Students’ Mental Health Challenges

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed There are lots of students with mental health challenges in … Continue reading

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