Episode 87: Thriving Schools with Charle Peck

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

Charle Peck joins me for this special mid-week edition of the show. Charle shares with us her expertise as a former classroom teacher and licensed therapist focusing on trauma. In this episode, you’ll learn about 9 tools and skills to support anyone in trauma. That, plus a special #PepTalk and more on the podcast. MORE EPISODES

Mental Health Awareness: 3 Key Ways to Be There for Students

William AndresenBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Students need to feel visible and cared for. Say “hi” to each student, by name, every day. Educators who do this will create a small, but tangible and meaningful reminder for students that they are visible and cared for. Cheer students on. As educators, we have a wonderful opportunity to show up, demonstrate our interest in them as people, … Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month: 3 Ideas You Can Use to Support Students

Sarah SaidBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Students of all ages should be taught about mental health. Teach students about the science behind your brain and mental health. Find ways for them to share what they learn with others. Teach them the value of mindfulness and how to incorporate it into their lives. It’s May. Yikes! The school year is ALMOST OVER! This is when we … Read More

Supporting Student Mental Health in the Classroom

Melissa PelochinoBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Students everywhere are struggling with mental health. Their behaviors are often a result of a specific need. There are tools to help students reflect on what is in their control, identify their need and then ask for it. Supporting Student Mental Health in the Classroom The statistics are sobering. Month after month and week after week, organizations and agencies are … Read More

Episode 63: Solving Problems & Preventing Tragedies with Maria Barrera

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

Clayful founder Maria Barrera stops by the show this week to talk about building resilience and adding skills for students to take on the challenges that life brings their way. Maria is on a mission to help kids improve their mental wellness, regardless of socioeconomic status. That, plus your weekly #PepTalk and so much more. MORE EPISODES