At Home Learning
Well-Being and Connection
Maintaining connections between school staff and students is paramount, particularly for the most vulnerable members of our school communities. This crisis disproportionately affects our most vulnerable students in terms of their physical and mental health, as well as academically. With this in mind, we have compiled a few ideas and resources to assist in this effort.
Ideas for How to Attend to Student and Staff Well-being
Maintain Staff/Student Relationships:
- Student relationships are key to maintain in this environment to encourage academic engagement, emotional stability and help ensure that students return for the coming academic year.
- Staff also need to build and maintain relationships with one another that allows for collaboration, idea sharing and emotional support during this unprecedented time.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of awareness and a practice; it involves attending to the present moment and cultivating an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance of one’s experience. It is a secular (non-religious) practice that is backed by a growing body of compelling scientific evidence that indicates a wide range of potential benefits, from improving physical and mental health to promoting pro-social behavior. Mindfulness can play a vital role in helping students and teachers create a classroom environment conducive to learning and personal growth.