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Creating a Zen Classroom to Improve Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Monica Boyer Monica Boyer September 19, 2019

We all know that stress and trauma play a huge role in a student’s academic success. Kids that experience chronic stress and/or trauma often perform poorly. This poor performance impacts their academics, behavioral, and social/emotional skills. Even further, we know that past trauma severely impacts a child’s ability to grow and develop. This article from Edutopia is just one of many articles that identify how dangerous stress, especially chronic stress, is for a student. Within the same article, the growth mindset is mentioned as a tool to help alleviate those negative effects of stress. 

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Posted in classroom management, Social-Emotional Learning, Teacher ideas, Mental Health, classroom

The Timeliness of 13 Reasons Why with Suicide Prevention Month

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team September 10, 2019

***May contain mild thematic spoilers about the television show 13 Reasons Why***

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Posted in Safety, Suicide Prevention, Beacon, Mental Health, Student Safety, Suicide Prevention Month

Extending a Hand This Suicide Prevention Month

GoGuardian Team GoGuardian Team September 04, 2019

Suicide Prevention Month coincides with back-to-school, providing an unsettling reminder of how suicide has become a leading cause of death for ages 10-24 and that 16 percent of adolescents have considered suicide. 

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Posted in Safety, Suicide Prevention, Beacon, Mental Health

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