Teachers nationwide are considering how to support students who may be traumatized by images of violence at the United States Capitol on January 6. Some school districts are offering counseling services for students, giving them opportunities to share. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence is offering a freeonline course for educators called “Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress.” The flexible 10-hour course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and nonteaching staff in preK–12 schools. The course will educate school staff in the science and impact of stress, offer strategies for helping students identify and manage their emotions, provide school staff with the opportunity to build and apply social and emotional skills and strategies, and provide resources and ideas that are relevant during this time of heightened crisis.
have been working 24/7 since this pandemic began in my role as superintendent,
just like all of my educator friends across the state and country have as well.
I have searched every resource, looked at every model, and tried to emulate the
best of the best. But I forgot one major resource: my students.
To help young people combat the growing mental health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Yale University is offering a variation of its most popular “happiness” course to more than 500 low-income high school students around the nation at no cost.