Identifying mental health issues: Signs to look for amongst students

Identifying mental health issues: Signs to look for amongst students

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 There are a lot of factors that can impact a child or teenager’s mental strength such as peer pressure, physical changes, or academic and extracurricular performance. Noticing the signs of mental illness can be a daunting task as these factors … Continued

Teachable Moments: Guiding students to mental wellness at difficult times

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 There are numerous resources available to help educators teach students their regular curriculum such as lesson plans, webinars, how-to videos and useful links to name a few. However, there are also resources available, such as Readyforlife.ca that help teachers guide … Continued

5 Self-Care Tips to Help Teachers Stay Healthy

There’s no doubt that being a teacher is challenging. Sure, others envy your great job because you get all the vacation time! But it comes with having to deal with several hardships associated with the job. Attending regular faculty meetings and brainstorming, checking assignments, preparing for the next day’s class, and most importantly, managing a … Continued

How to travel the world for (nearly) free

For teachers who have summers off, or who are anticipating a 4-over-5 year, travel is often top-of-mind. Having weeks, or even months, off work gives you the ideal opportunity to travel out of country or for long stretches of time. But travel can be prohibitively expensive — unless you know some travel hacks. The following … Continued

The 5 W’s: What educators need to know about life insurance

A common scenario. Two teachers meet, fall in love, marry and start a family. Part of the bond between them is they have summers off. Also, they understand one another, including their financial situation with regards to things like income, savings, retirement planning and benefits. It’s all good, right? Well, no, not necessarily. If you … Continued

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