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Anxiety: Warning Signs and Ways to Help (Insight from a School Counselor)

    Anxiety is a hot topic in schools. It feels like each year we’re encountering more and more students dealing with anxiety. Unfortunately, between my district’s lack of proper training and support and my shortcoming in trying to understand, I’ve been failing my students (read more on that here). And if you’re reading this, I’m guessing…

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Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Novel Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety

Turtles All the Way Down: How a YA Book Helped Me Finally Understand Anxiety and mental illness. 

I did not understand anxiety in the slightest unit I read John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down. This YA novel is a must read for every teacher. This book taught me so much about anxiety, OCD and mental illness in general. John Green writes about mental illness in such a profound manner. If you want to learn about anxiety and mental health. you need to read this book. 

How to teach students with anxiety. How to handle anxiety in your classroom. Understanding anxiety when you’ve never experienced it.

    Anxiety.  As teachers, we hear the term daily. We’re informed of students who experience it. We’re given training on how to understand it. We’re empowered and equipped to guide students through the storm. Well, at least we’re supposed to be. Five things Turtles All the Way Down taught me about anxiety Click To Tweet…

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Wellness Basis: Your Guide to Mental Health

Your Guide to Emotional and Mental Health - - Check out Project School Wellness' Wellness Basics series to learn everything you need to know about emotional and mental health. Download a free lesson plan to teach middle schoolers about coping skills and how to enhance their mental health.

  Welcome back to the Wellness Basics blogging series where we chat about the basics of wellness, well-being, and learning how to thrive. Today’s topic is Emotional and Mental Health. Wellness Basics: Your Guide to Mental Health Click To Tweet What is Emotional & Mental Health? The short answer: Emotional and Mental Health is all about your…

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How to Be Kind: 100 Acts of Kindness Every Middle Schooler Can Do

How to Be Kind: 100 Acts of Kindness Every Middle Schooler Can Do - - The ultimate list of ways teenagers can be kind written by Janelle from Project School Wellness

    Be Kind to Others A little bit of kindness can make the world a brighter place. Here are 75 ways every middle school can show kindness to the people around them:  Smile at everyone you pass in the hallway, in the store, or walking on the sidewalk Hold the door open for people …

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