Tools on the Health and Academic Benefits of Nature
The Children’s Nature Network provides a collection of freetoolkits, reports, and infographics on the benefits of nature (wellbeing and academic outcomes), along with free advocacy tools designed to help schools and other organizations connect children, families, and communities to nature. Among the family resources are the Nature Club for Families Toolkit and Thriving Through Nature: Fostering Children’s Executive Function Skills. The family resources are accessible in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Simple and Traditional Chinese.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.
An initiative of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Discovery Education, Take a Stand for Healthy Relationships teaches middle school students how to build healthy relationships, reject abuse, and safely ally for themselves or others who may be experiencing abuse. The initiative’s website, Teens4HealthyRelationships, provides educators of grades 6–8 with resources, including a standards-aligned curriculum, to encourage students to exercise skills in communication and self-awareness.