Mental Health and Education

By Vivett Dukes & Dulce Flecha

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led by teacher Vivett Dukes as part of the Caring Classroom movement. These authentic conversations in education take place on alternating Mondays at 8:30 pm. Will you join the conversation? 

Dulce Flecha is a Literacy Specialist student at the Teachers College committed to serving students coping with homelessness, trauma, and interrupted formal education. She has taught High School Special Education to recently-arrived immigrants and elementary education onsite at a New York City homeless shelter.

Questions

Q1: Have you ever discussed mental health with the parents/caregivers of your students? What challenges would you anticipate?

Q2: Have you ever attended professional development/professional learning on mental health?

Q3: What books, resources, or structures do you wish you had to learn more about mental health?

Q4: Are they any mental health resources you’d recommend to educators?

Q5: What structures does your school/organization have in place to support the mental health of your students? What structures do you wish were in place?

Highlights

Q1: Have you ever discussed mental health with the parents/caregivers of your students? What challenges would you anticipate?

 

Q2: Have you ever attended professional development/professional learning on mental health?

Q3: What books, resources, or structures do you wish you had to learn more about mental health?

Q4: Are they any mental health resources you’d recommend to educators?

Q5: What structures does your school/organization have in place to support the mental health of your students? What structures do you wish were in place?

Be bold. Be authentic. Join the next #SafeSpaceConvos chat on Monday, May 21st at 8:30pm Eastern!