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September 16, 2020

What Teachers and Students Need to Hear to Feel Supported

When people are upset, our instinct is to try to fix things by changing how they feel as soon as possible. But that doesn't work. Here's what to do instead.

September 02, 2020

Pandemic Anxiety With No End in Sight: How to Find Perspective

COVID-19 isn't going away any time soon, and neither is the related anxiety. Here's one tactic research shows can help.

August 26, 2020

How Teachers Can Buffer Student Stress From COVID-19: Ordinary Magic

Are you worried your kids are doomed to be permanently damaged by chronic stress from the pandemic? Take heart from this counselor's advice.

July 15, 2020

Stress Can Lead to Student Failure. New Research Offers a Path for Success

When students are overwhelmed, their schoolwork suffers. But two growth-mindset researchers, Jamie M. Carroll and David Yeager, say teachers can help increase kids' resilience.

July 10, 2020

The Best College-Application Advice to Give Students During the Pandemic

The coronavirus has affected almost everything in the college process, from standardized testing and grades to financial pressure. Here's what admissions officers say to adjust.

May 29, 2020

No Time? Teachers Can Still Practice Self-Care With This Simple Change

Self-care isn't just physical; there's a mindset component, too. Self-compassion is key, says psychologist Kristin Neff.

May 22, 2020

How to Help Students Manage Their Anger During the Pandemic

Whether it's missing prom, graduation, or just hanging out with friends, there's a lot for kids to be angry about right now. This is how you can help them.

May 15, 2020

Feeling Cranky? How to Regulate Your Emotions When Teaching From Home

To be cranky at a difficult time (like this coronavirus pandemic) is human; to understand and manage your emotions, sublime.

May 13, 2020

What I Wish Educators Knew About Mental Health

If you're concerned about your students' mental health while schools are closed, here is a valuable resource you should know about.

May 04, 2020

Helping Students Cope With Uncertainty: Advice From a Psychologist

Not knowing when things will go back to normal is hard. Here are suggestions on how to find comfort with ambiguity.

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