Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Please read: mental health

It's important to remember that as educators, we do not teach curriculum - we teach children; and that means we need to be aware of their (and our own) mental health. Here are a couple resources you might find helpful in regards to mental health:

www.canwetalk.ca

www.mindyourmind.ca

www.gotabrain.ca

www.anxietycanada.ca/english/youth/index.htm

1 comment:

  1. Joe,

    When it comes to mental health, the traditional approach of relying and working with diagnosis has a lot of downsides. Besides pathologising kids and ignoring the dynamics of interactions , diagnoses don't tell us much. Instead we should be looking at kid's through the lenses of lacking skills , in the context of unsolved problems. Here is an article by Ross Greene - the collaborative problem solving approach - Lost at school
    http://www.livesinthebalance.org/imagine

    Allan

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