In the spring of 2015, WellAhead asked over 1,400 people two questions: “What does your school do to support students’ social and emotional wellbeing” and “what do YOU do to support students’ social and emotional wellbeing” Everyday practices are one way to frame and understand the responses to that second question...
Monday Morning Connection allows time and space for a teacher and students to come together with the intention of reestablishing connections with one another after the weekend.
Mindful Pause is an everyday practice that aims to help educators and students develop positive coping strategies that manage stress by taking a pause during the school day.
“2 x 10” aims to reduce feelings of isolation among students, establish stronger connections to adults at their school, and to the school community. The everyday practice is simple: spend 2 minutes per day for 10 days talking with about anything she or he wants to talk about.
Be In Nature allows students to have regular opportunities to go outdoors to explore, learn and connect with nature. This practice is scheduled during instructional time to increase opportunities and time to be and to learn outdoors.
Circle is an everyday practice that helps to build school connectedness through sitting in a circle and sharing together. It has deep roots in the education system, and even deeper roots and history in Indigenous cultures.
Wellness Wednesdays gives students the opportunity to learn more about positive mental wellness and practice strategies the promote wellbeing.
Talking Circles are a foundational component of Aboriginal pedagogy which provide a framework that promotes dialogue, respect, interconnectedness, and socially constructed meaning.