(Wellness Basics) What is Social Health?

The Wellness Basics series is back! In this series, we chat about the basics of wellness, well-being, and learning how to thrive. Today’s topic is Social Health. Want to empower your students to thrive? Check out the Wellness Basics series!Click To Tweet What is Social Health? Social Health is all about being connected and belonging. It refers to your ability to build and sustain relationships, deal with social conflict and be part of a positive social network.Social well-being is fundamental to a…

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Back-to-School Resource Round-Up (with some freebies)

  And just like that, it’s August.   There’s something so incredibly inspiring about the month of August in the life of a teacher.   Time for a fresh start. Opportunity for a new beginning.  The endless possibilities.   It’s just so exciting! And almost makes me wish I was gonna be teaching this year. I say almost because as much as I love teaching, I’m even more excited to spend the year at home with my newborn baby boy (see below…

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Let’s Talk About Sex – – 5 Reasons Why You Need to Teach Comprehensive Sex Ed

  Sex.    It’s everywhere. It’s in every show we watch, song we listen to and any book we read. Its presence is far-reaching.   Yet, despite its pervasiveness in our society, sex seems to be absent in one of the places it matters most….the classroom.    …Sex seems to be absent in one of the places it matters most….the classroom.  Click To Tweet   Oh sure, our students are talking and learning about it as they view it on their…

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Teaching Middle Schoolers How to Write SMART Goals

  I dunno about you but I find teaching middle schoolers how to write S.M.A.R.T. Goals to be quite a challenging task. Sure my students can quickly list off dreams and aspirations they have for their life…   “I’m going to be a famous YouTuber when I grow up.” “I want to be a professional basketball player.” “My dream is to graduate from Harvard.”   But when I ask them to turn their dreams into actionable goals, they stare back…

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