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PROF 110: Self as Teacher

A guide that aims to support the work of students in PROF 110 by showcasing the resources in the Education Library that connect to topics in this course.

Safe Schools

A Safe and Welcoming School Environment, from Ontario Ministry of Education. Resources for parents on the safe environment they should expect in Ontario schools for their children.

Healthy Schools, from the Ontario Ministry of Education. See the left sidebar for resources for key resources for teachers.

Focus on Mental Health

The EduGAINS Mental Health section provides teachers with multiple resources for learning how to build a classroom where all students are supported.

The Ontario Physical Health Education Association (OPHEA) offers multiple open access resources for developing healthy classrooms.  Queen's U Library also subscribes to the complete Grade 1 to 8 H&PE Curriculum Supports site. You just need to use your Queen's NetID and password if you are off-campus for access to outstanding lesson plans and classroom activities.

The Education Library has a guide to Mental Health Resources for Teachers where you will find a variety of resources including the Handbook of School Mental Health.

First Nations Youth Suicide Prevention CurriculumFirst Nations Youth Suicide Prevention Curriculum

"Understanding that fostering protective factors and reducing risk factors will ultimately reduce youth suicide attempts and self-harm, the purpose of the First Nations Youth Suicide Prevention Curriculum is to promote resilience and instill hope amongst First Nations youth.  The curriculum consists of 24 one-hour classroom sessions." -- From the document Web site.

Mind Up logoThe MIND-UP organization sponsored by Goldie Hawn supports mental health for school-age children.

Focus on Teacher Well-being

Recommended Reading

Weissberg, R. P. & Cascarino, J. (2013). Academic learning + SEL=National Priority. Phi Delta Kappan, 95.2: pp.8-13.

Carney, Patrick & Michelann Carr. (2014). Resilient, active, and flourishing: Supporting positive mental health and well-being in school communities. What Works? Research into Practice. Rresearch Monograph #58.