WSPD ’21: Talking to Students About Suicide

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: It’s important to talk about suicide. It’s everyone’s role to discuss, prevent, and destigmatize suicide. Suicide prevention is social justice and access issue as well as a mental health issue. We need to become a trauma-informed, caring educator so we can support students who need help. Below you will find a list of common myths about suicide talk. Generally, … Read More

Teachers These Days: A Must Read

Catherine MoffattBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Teachers These Days by Dr. Jody Carrington and Laurie McIntosh is a must-read. These authors are follow-worthy on Instagram because of their infectious enthusiasm and inspiration. Building relationships with staff and students are important. We are stronger together, can do more together, and thrive when we connect to others. Find peers that will support you. Being trauma-informed means we … Read More

The Gift of Believing

Livia ChanBlog

TL;DR: The imposter syndrome is real for many of us. Give your gift of believing in others. You have the power to change lives. When someone believes in you, this is such a gift to receive. While we should have the courage and not need others to believe in us first, the reality is that sometimes we don’t have enough … Read More