May 24, 2020
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Resources for National Teen Self-Esteem Month
Teenagers are at a critical period of emotional development and need support from family and friends to build and maintain self-esteem. Find tools to support and encourage your students during National Teen Self-Esteem Month and all year round.
Social-Emotional Health for All Ages
Social-emotional health is important at all ages and stages of life. During this time of social distancing, it’s especially important to take care of emotional health. Encourage students to acknowledge how they feel about themselves and the world around them, and how their feelings can affect their physical and mental health.
Starting Young with a Healthy Self-Image
The resources shared in this section are ideal for helping you guide young students as they begin to understand the importance of mental health and self-confidence.
This Week at TeachersFirst
Our spring OK2Ask® virtual workshops continue this Tuesday, May 26th, with “An Intro to the Free Office Online”. We also highlight a blog post focused on National Teen Self-Esteem Month, and we kindly ask you to share your thoughts in our weekly poll.
Tuesday 7 PM ET
Join us Tuesday (5/26) at 7 PM ET for a special two-hour virtual workshop about free Microsoft Office Online. Explore classroom applications for Microsoft Forms and Sway and plan for the use of these programs in the classroom.
Infusing Technology Blog
Read this blog post about helping teenagers develop healthy self-esteem. Find ideas and teaching strategies to help promote a healthy sense of worth and belonging in students of all ages.
Share your thoughts
This week our poll asks: "During this time of remote learning, how do you encourage students to be proactive about their mental health?" Click to share your reply and view the responses of other educators.
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