We are at a transition time. We are ending this school year, taking a break over the summer, and preparing for a return to learning next fall, while still living through a global pandemic. What do you need to do in this moment, this transition, to love yourself and your work simultaneously? Learn more about setting up boundaries and signup for an ansynchronous learning session.
It is so important to take care of ourselves during this time. When we are our best selves, we can bring our best for our students and families.
In our weekly staff newsletter, the Highline Insider, we share practices for health and well-being from our Social-Emotional Learning team.
Scroll down on this page to see information provided since spring.
The Adult Wellness Team has also created a virtual calming room for staff. The virtual calming room will be a place to access short exercises in mindfulness, calming and laughter. There will also be resources for understanding and communicating mental health needs to others.
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we want to call attention to mental health and wellbeing in AAPI communities, provide resources and share an upcoming wellness space for BIPOC staff.
A few weeks ago, we talked about how violent and traumatic events around the world may be impacting our students and families. Here are resources for supporting students and families who may be experiencing trauma due to fears for the safety of loved ones in other countries, the pandemic or other traumatic events.
Today, we focus on wellness in educators. As an educator, you may find you are sacrificing yourself--mind, body, wellbeing, spirit, time and health--to serve your students, colleagues, schools and/or your district.
To better serve yourself, let's learn about the dimensions of wellness. When these dimensions feel fulfilled, we are better able to function in life and meet our responsibilities at an optimum level.
Student mental health remains as important as ever, given the impacts of prolonged physical separation from schools and peers. Our HPS Mental Health Toolkit has timely resources for your students.
This week we continue exploring the concept of wellness as it relates to work/life balance. We have shared definitions, a continuum and other overarching ideas. Now, let’s dive a little deeper into how the concept of wellness impacts us on a daily basis.
On March 2, Highline High School held its annual Solidarity Days event. This year, in response to the isolation, disconnection, and other challenges that arose from the pandemic and distance learning, the day’s theme was shifted to building connections and giving staff and students a day to focus on their personal well-being. Learn about the event and implement it at your school.
As we continue to navigate this ever-changing school year amid double pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, much of what is going on in the world is out of our control. However, one place where we can exert power is through the boundaries we set. Learn types of boundaries and what actions to take to create yours.
As we continue to support students during remote and hybrid learning across our system, our partnerships with families are more important than ever. To support family partnerships around SEL, we continue to update resources for families and staff. Explore the resources.