It’s the weekend, hooray! If you’re like TeacherPop, you’re likely still digging out from Winter Storm Thor’s really rude appearance last week. Well, you know what? The joke’s on him because wintry mixes are so February. To mark the (admittedly slow) march to spring, this week’s deals are dedicated to all things warm sunshine and happy days ahead.
This week, in conjunction with the launch of the Change Direction campaign for mental health awareness, TeacherPop’s wellbeing expert, Janna Miller, is addressing mental health in our schools. Today’s post, part III in the series, discusses the five signs of suffering, how to recognize if someone is experiencing emotional pain, and what you can do to help. Read part I and part II here.
Happy World Book Day! We’re celebrating by revisiting a blog by one of TeacherPop’s favorie contributors, Danielle Zipkin. In this post, Danielle outlines how she scored thousands (!) of dollars’ worth of free books for her students. With a combination of online and offline resources, and a whole lot of resourcefulness, Danielle keeps her class stocked and engaged. So roll up your sleeves, teachers, and get ready to dig in.
This week, in conjunction with the launch of the Change Direction campaign for mental health awareness, TeacherPop’s wellbeing expert, Janna Miller, is addressing mental health in our schools. Today’s post, part II in the series, considers the mental health needs of students and when to intervene. Read part I here.
Inquiry-based instruction was always an enigma to me. Like sustainable farming or integrative medicine, there seemed to be enough evidence to demonstrate superiority of this new, but not new, method over traditional ones, but would I recognize it if I saw it? When tasked as a principal to help implement inquiry-based instruction at a new International Baccalaureate (IB) school, I was stumped. Was inquiry-based instruction obvious to everyone but me?
Give an Hour, an organization that provides free mental health services to veterans and their families, today launched a five-year campaign to change the direction of mental health in the U.S. By encouraging individuals, nonprofits, schools, and other institutions to respect mental health needs as thoroughly as they recognize physical wellbeing, the Change Direction campaign urges everyone to make a simple pledge to learn the five signs of emotional suffering: withdrawal, agitation, hopelessness, decline in personal care, and change in personality.
Hello, TeacherPop! We are Rachel Faust (Miami-Dade ’10) and Anna Simonds (Greater New Orleans ’10), proud Teach For America alumnae who share two passions: our commitment to our scholars and our love of food. We met at Uncommon Schools Leadership Prep Bedford Stuyvesant Elementary, where Rachel serves as dean and Anna serves as 2nd grade instructional leader. In our spare time, we love cooking, exploring health and wellness, and sharing our favorite bites on our Instagram @TeachEatRepeat, and on our website weareteacheatrepeat.tumblr.com.