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Back to School

6 Strategies for Building Community in the Classroom (article from HMH)

Best Tools for Back to School 2021 (list of apps and sites from Common Sense Educ.)

Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools (article from Positive Psychology)

Stress Management Tools for the 2021-22 School Year (article and resources from Healthline) 

Q&A Collections: Advice for New Teachers (collection of articles and resources for new teachers from EducationWeek)


Remember to check-out the NorthBayCares video series page for wellness videos on:

~  Adapting to Change and Uncertainty

~  Befriending the Stressed-Out Self

~  Use Your Superpower! (leveraging the power of gratitude in daily life)

~  Make Room for Your Bloom! (overcoming barriers to self-care)

Social Justice and Diversity

How Teachers Can Help Kids Find Their Political Voices (TEDTalk by a teacher)

Teaching for Change: Building social justice starting in the classroom (website)

Teaching Social Justice in Theory and Practice (article from the Resilient Educator)

This is Equity (7 min video on educational equity in CA)

Tips for School Staff on How to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness (SchoolHouse Connection)

Why Teaching About Social Justice Matters (article from tolerance.org)

COVID-19

4 Tips to Reset Your Marriage During COVID-19 (article)

6 Self-care Tips for a Pandemic (Harvard Medical School)

7 Steps to Reduce Pandemic Fatigue (Good stuff from UCLA Health)

Bus Safety Practices for COVID-19 (School Bus Fleet article)

Coping with Stress During COVID-19 (CDC)

COVID-19 Guidance in Child Nutrition Programs (CDE)

Dear Teachers (6 min video to inspire and uplift teachers during COVID-19)

Helping Students Get Used to Masks (Edutopia article)

Pandemic Self-care Resources (Meditations and other good stuff from Tara Brach)

Risk Management Resources and Information (NBSIA COVID-19 page)