5 Resources to Support Healthy, Caring and Inclusive School Communities
Written by: Stephanie Shantz, Media Coordinator, Ever Active Schools
Pink Shirt Day 2018 is here! This annual awareness day is part of the growing movement to foster healthy, safe and caring school communities in Canada and beyond. But building school communities where all students feel included and supported isn’t just limited to a single day out of the year. It’s critical that teachers, students, parents, coaches and other leaders in our school communities have the resources and information they need to promote positive and welcoming school communities all year long.
The Respectful Schools Online Toolkit helps foster conversations in the classroom about anti-oppression, equity, dignity and justice through a human rights based approach.
When children develop strong social and emotional skills, research shows school communities benefit from less bullying and high risk behaviours, as well as improved learning outcomes and overall improved student well-being. OurSocial and Emotional Well-Being Booster Kit helps develop these skills by connecting students with all dimensions of wellness – physical, mental, social emotional and spiritual.
These are just a sampling of the many resources that are available to school communities. Feel free to comment below and tell us some of your favourite resources for building healthy, caring and inclusive school communities!