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The subtle art of not giving a F in middle school

Teacher WellnessHolistic HealthGuidance and Student Support Services
1 Hour Session
2:15 PM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
Location : St. Mary's High School - C204

Our ability to recover from trauma, adversity and setbacks defines us. Bestselling author and blogger, Mark Manson, says the amount of F’s we give affects our mental health. Suicide and depression are rising dramatically among teens as quickly as the size of their smartphone. Social Media feeds adolescents the message that success is fame, perfection, and extraordinary achievement. Can we teach students care about other lasting things? True success is built through gratitude, connection, and a sense of purpose. This session explores fundamental strategies to promote resilience in our children. Teachers will experiment with short mindfulness activities that work for middle school students. Further, it will explore ways to promote the two other key practices that evidence has shown to improve mental health.
Fairview School, CBE
Calgary Board of Education
Middle School Teacher

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