Ready for Life: The unique online mental health resource for educators

Ready for Life: The unique online mental health resource for educators

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 At Teachers Life, we understand the needs of the education community. That is why we support Ready for Life, an online resource that’s dedicated to the unique needs of teachers. The first of its kind, the site features tips, articles, … Continued

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

Healthy Habits: Tips for your mental fitness

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 The stresses that we all face in our day-to-day lives can not only have an effect on our physical health, but our mental health as well. Many of you may be familiar with the old proverb, “An apple a day … Continued

The unseen ailment: assessing your mental health

This article is part of a special 5-part blog series for Mental Health Week 2018 Teaching is among the most stressful professions in Canada. Mental health should be a priority, not only to ensure the wellness of educators, but for the wellness of the students they teach. A University of British Columbia study found that … 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

3 Steps to Achieving Financial Wellness

Holistic health and wellness is a hot topic these days as we have come to understand that lifestyle choices, nutrition, stress levels and exercise all contribute to our state of well-being. Did you know that your financial health is also part of your holistic health picture? Financial wellness is a measure of your knowledge and … Continued

Women & Insurance: Are Women Missing Out?

Today’s women wear many hats – both as professionals and as caregivers. According to Statistics Canada, women represent 47% of the Canadian workforce but also continue to provide the majority of care for children, dependents and the elderly. Have you considered how those you care for would cope if you were unable to provide your … Continued

Finding Your Focus: Getting Back to Work after a Break

Helping students refocus after a break is often what we plan for during our vacation, but what about the educators? We rested, ate, drank, saw family, maybe took a trip somewhere – now it’s time to get back to the grind and refocus our minds and our energy. Here are 6 ways to help you … Continued

How to Set Resolutions You Won’t Break

A week into the New Year and our resolutions are all still holding strong, right? Some of us are surely holding up to our end of the resolution bargain, but a large number of us might be losing steam, or we might have had a slow start. Every year the lists start floating around and … Continued

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