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Lesson of the Day: Critical Race Theory: A Brief History [web resource]

In the lesson “Critical Race Theory: A Brief History” from the New York Times’ Learning Network, students will learn how an academic legal framework developed during the 1980s for understanding racism in the United States  has become a hot-button political issue 40 years later and examine the spread of legislation opposed to critical race theory. Read more ›

Mindfulness Minutes Series Helps Children Learn About Mindfulness [web resource][video]

You may be wondering why mindfulness is important for your child. Mindfulness gives kids the habit of focusing on the present moment and ignoring distractions, promotes happiness and patience by lowering social anxiety and stress, teaches them to stay calm in the face of life’s stressful times, improves attentiveness and impulse control, creates good habits for the future, and so much more. Read more ›

COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Ages 12-15: What You Need to Know [web resource]

A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. The Mayo Clinic has created a Q & A on what parents and kids need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. Read more ›

COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers [web resource] [downloadable] [video]

COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through, and communicate about. These materials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier. Choose from videos, posters, social stories, and interactive activities to best meet your communication needs. Read more ›

Free Online Reflection Tool for Students and Teachers [web resource]

Giving kids a chance to talk with adults about their lives outside of class can be critical for their social-emotional development. But during the pandemic, online classes didn’t often allow the time for that individual attention. Along is a free digital reflection tool that helps teachers prompt students to talk about their personal lives through recorded video, audio or written texts as a way to support them emotionally, not just academically. Read more ›

Transitioning Back to School: Strategies to Support Students with Autism [downloadable] [web resource]

Individuals with autism often have challenges adjusting to new routines and novel situations,  however, there are many research based strategies that can be implemented to support their return to in-person school. The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) has curated resources for educators and families to help with this transition. Read more ›

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources for Educators [website]

The Center for Responsive Schools (CRS) believes students learn and thrive in school and classroom environments that are responsive to their academic, social, emotional, and developmental strengths and needs. CRS has created a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion seal to highlight resources that meet their commitment to fostering attitudes, behaviors, practices, and knowledge that promote and habituate diversity, equity and inclusion in a deliberate manner. Read more ›

Finding Joy in the Little Things [web resource]

Feeling blah? Science shows you can boost happiness by taking time for small moments of delight. Scientists are learning that our feelings aren’t hard-wired — emotions are created by our brains in response to what we’re experiencing now and what we’ve felt in the past. Read more ›

NetSmartz Internet Safety [web resource][downloadable][video]

NetSmartz is an interactive, educational program developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC). NetSmartz provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children, tweens, and teens how to be safer on- and offline. Read more ›

MentalHealthLiteracy.org [web resource]

MentalHealthLiteracy.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.

Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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