Nurturing a Healthy Relationship with Substances: A Teacher's Perspective
Posted by Jen Gibson on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Like many teachers, I struggled to find engaging and effective learning resources which address substance use for my middle school students. At first I tried some of the statistic-heavy, scare-based sorts of resources, but they did little to engage the crew I was teaching (or me for that matter!). One day I had a conversation with a colleague who told me about the “iMinds” learning resources that he had been successfully using with his grade 7 class. I was intrigued by what I heard and decided to give them a try. Read more
iMinds: Resources for Today's Classrooms - Because a "just say no" kind of approach just doesn't work
Posted by Cindy Andrews on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Once upon a time, I saw a cartoon that featured a teenager deciding what T-shirt to put on — one said “Just Do It!” and the other said “Just Say No!” This image, while humourous in some respects, prompted me, and no doubt other viewers, to reflect on the mixed signals young people face — and more importantly, what we (the “royal we”) can do to help them navigate this complex world successfully. Read more