Teaching Techniques that Support Students

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Once you have a solid understanding of how mental health problems can manifest in students, it is crucial that you are prepared to help affected students work through their struggles. Nonetheless, it’s incredibly hard to know how to approach these topics in the classroom. On this page, you will find resources centered around the implementation of practical strategies for approaching mental health and supporting students in their daily lives.

Bringing Mental Health Into the Classroom

A video on how different teachers bring mental health awareness into their classes.

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

A resource focused on integrating mindfulness strategies into a classroom environment

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The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown

A TED Talk video centered on exploring and embracing vulnerability as a part of well-being

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49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child

A resource that provides examples of helpful phrases that can help calm an anxious child

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What Not to Do with Students in Distress

A video that includes students as they discuss ineffective strategies during times of distress

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De-escalation in the Classroom

A video that models de-escalation techniques that can be applied in the classroom

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Trauma Quick Sheet

An infographic on understanding trauma and navigating it in the classroom

Trauma Quick Sheet

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

A resource that highlights how to act and respond when discussing traumatic events

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The Teacher's Role When Tragedy Strikes

A resource on the importance of teachers in helping their students navigate tragic events

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Addressing Stigmatizing Language

A video that models on how to respond when stigmatizing language is used by students

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