Health & Wellness
A healthy body and mind are necessary prerequisites to effective learning. For decades, scientific studies have consistently shown that students who have a regular sleep schedule, a healthy diet, and frequent exercise retain what they have learned better than those who do not. In addition, education professionals are increasingly recognize the importance of psychological wellness to student success. Students who see school as a safe, welcoming place not only perform better in the classroom, they also feel more connected to the wider community.
As educators, it is our responsibility to create the kinds of environments where young people can flourish by providing resources to students who feel overwhelmed by life's challenges. The resources listed below are provided with the aim of ensuring every student starts each school day well-rested and with a positive mindset.