DRUMMING IS A GREAT WAY TO FOCUS ON MINDFULNESS:
Distractions are all around us. One of the keys to health and wellness is to be present----focusing on one task at a time. A stressed mind has anxiety not far behind. Please use this info graphic to help you stay in the musical moment whether you are listening, playing or creating!
MySchoolROCKS wants to extend a helping hand to those negatively impacted by COVID-19!
In this section, please find:
Fascinating article courtesy of Canadian Geographic Magazine
REPORT Prepared by the Alberta Health Services 2013
"Music education in Canada is endangered...students are missing out"
WiReD's Peter Rubin offers a fascinating perspective on our "Brains & Creativity".
Peter touches upon frisson -"the spine tingling, hair raising reaction to music...!"
In addition to a great video, there is an excellent bibliography detailing expert research in this emerging field!
MySchoolROCKS gratefully acknowledges the excellent activities developed and made available by the following:
MySchoolROCKS Handbook for Educators & Caregivers COVID-19 Resources (pdf)Download
Mental Health Support for Children Infographic (pdf)Download
Scholastic Lessons on SEL (pdf)Download
Teachers Guide Family Channel Bullying.org (PDF)Download
Stand UP 2017 Tip Sheet for Teachers (pdf)Download
The Canadian Red Cross has been working to promote healthy relationships amongst individuals and schools since 1984. Red Cross Respect Education programs have educated over 7 million Canadian children, youth and adults.
Courtesy of the Atlantic-
Many educators are introducing meditation into the classroom as a means of improving kids’ attention and emotional regulation.
Toronto Star Education Reporter Andrea Gordon highlights how "mental health supports are a central part of the “student platform” they will roll out at Queen’s Park on behalf of the 2 million students they represent from public and Catholic school boards.
A report from Statistics Canada says almost one in every five young Canadians has been a victim of cyberbullying or cyberstalking.
Please check back frequently as our educational team continues to update this section with education resources for lessons, ideas and strategies designed to assist teachers with Mental Health and WELLNESS and Music ARTS programming!