We need to arm our children with ways to overcome the struggle of mental illness.
Last week in Teaching Land, a student wrote about a plan for suicide. Luckily, we intervened and provided the student and the family with strategies before something awful happened.
I’ve been saying this since I started my teaching career: teaching is more than a delivery of information. Teaching goes way beyond the classroom. It’s the job of the teacher to learn ways to teach the whole child and not just prepare the child for the test. The teacher must guide the child in understanding his or her emotions.
Teachers play such an important part in this process. We must not forget that ❤️