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Stifled Support: How Our Silence on Police Brutality Affects the Mental Health of Our Students

By Isaiah Moore With the reading of the Derek Chauvin verdict, two things came to mind for me: how happy I am that justice was served for George Floyd’s family and that I am actually feeling miserable. One wouldn’t expect … 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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How to Connect Virtual and In-Person Students

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Two years ago, we learned to search for unique student needs in our schools. Last year, we learned to reach students learning … Continue reading

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How to Renew Your Sense of Purpose as a Teacher During Difficult Times

By Isaiah Moore It was early December, and my confidence in my own abilities was at an all-time high. Under normal circumstances, this would be considered a positive, right? Society teaches that in order to successfully navigate life situations, one … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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