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Resources for teachers who teach about health and mental health

Featured Books from Your ATA Library

The Elephant in the Staffroom

The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

This title presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. It provides all you need in order to build, teach, and assess a health education program that will help your students become health-literate individuals, develop the 21st-century skills that they need for success in college and in their careers beyond, and maintain or improve health outcomes.

Developing Children's Resilience and Mental Health

his book presents school staff with a simple, jargon-free guide which offers a creative approach to supporting young children to develop their social and emotional skills throughout the academic year. This
comprehensive programme made up of fun, practical activities in a 32-session format. Each session contains a warm-up, main learning activity, and relaxation exercise.

Sanctuaries

Stressed out? Frazzled? Overwhelmed? You don't have to be. A sanctuary is a state of being that enables you to escape the busyness of life. But if you're like most teachers, that place often seems just out of reach. Dan Tricarico shares insights and strategies for making space in your busy life so you can be the teacher and person you want to be.

Educating Children with Life-Limiting Conditions

This title supports teachers who are working with children with life-threatening conditions in mainstream schools by providing them with the core knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice within a whole-school and cross-agency approach. Recognising the complexity of individual cases, the authors communicate key principles relating to the importance of communication, multi-professional understanding, and proactive planning for meeting the needs of any child with a life-limiting condition.

Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools

Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools is ideal for those who want to promote healthy, active lifestyles in schools--not just during physical education classes, but throughout the school day. This book presents a holistic perspective on physical activity, exposing teachers to a broad spectrum of curricular and noncurricular opportunities to enhance their pupils'' engagement with physical activity, as well as the tools and resources to do it.

Ensouling Our Schools

In an educational milieu in which standards and accountability hold sway, schools can become places of stress, marginalization, and isolation instead of learning communities that nurture a sense of meaning and purpose. Jennifer Katz weaves together methods of creating schools that engender mental, spiritual, and emotional health while developing intellectual thought and critical analysis.

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