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5 Tips to Start the School Year Off Right

Students are about to be flooding into your classroom again. While this is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. Whether this is your first time in a classroom or you are a seasoned veteran, we hope you find these tips useful as you start this new year. Here are 5 practical steps you can take to help you feel in control in your classroom: 

Trauma-Informed Schools: Helping Traumatized Students Succeed

One out of every 4 students have been exposed to a traumatic event that can affect learning and/or behavior. Trauma comes in many forms, from living in extreme poverty or neglect, to experiencing difficult events like bullying, school shootings, community violence, or physical or sexual violence, to divorce or death of a loved one. With the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a nation are experiencing a collective trauma, along with personal traumas like isolation, personal sickness, and family deaths.

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In recent years, vaping has become a public health epidemic. Since 2014, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth. In 2020, about 1 in 5 high school students in the United States reported using e-cigarettes in the past month. 3.6 million young people are currently using e-cigarettes — exceeding traditional cigarettes. 

September 28, 2020