Explore a variety of Discovery Education resources offering evidence-based content and strategies to build empathy and collective care in any learning environment.
While life’s adversities create obstacles that can disrupt teaching and learning, overcoming obstacles together strengthens the student-teacher relationship like nothing else. Creating a safe space in class to support mental health is a simple yet powerful way to reinforce students’ resilience, develop problem-solving skills, and cultivate collaboration.
Discovery Education offers a regularly updated selection of instructional resources and professional learning tools supporting mental wellness for students and educators. Explore the many long-term rewards of ongoing mental wellness support in schools using standards-aligned, interdisciplinary resources designed to engage every student:
- The Social-Emotional Learning Center
Find effective ways to incorporate social-emotional learning into any classroom using this one-stop digital hub, featuring curated resource collections covering professional development, SEL integration into classrooms, and student-facing digital content for all grades.
- Ask, Listen, Learn, a program of Responsibility.org
Empower students to set goals for themselves and avoid peer pressure by discovering the real consequences of unhealthy decisions on both physical and emotional wellness. Check out student activities that reinforce mental wellness through prevention: Cause & Effect, My Future Me, and Making Decisions.
- Dose of Knowledge
Show students that mental health is a key component of overall health, review strategies to support their mental health, and explore the effects stress, anxiety, and depression can have on the brain and body. Students will learn about the role prescription medications can play in the treatment of anxiety and depression and review the risks associated with misusing prescription medications or other substances.
- Amazing Me
Give students a foundation of self-esteem to navigate adversity with uplifting resources addressing body confidence and bullying in and out of the classroom. The “A Plan to Stay Positive” activity motivates families to recognize each other’s positive traits and consciously celebrate these traits on a regular basis.
- Soar with Wings
Show students how inner strength gives them the power to make the right choices in life. Explore the concept of responsible decision-making through the lens of grit with the “Inner Strength” digital lesson, which brings social-emotional concepts to life for elementary students.
- Teaching with Testimony
Discover powerful historical insights into important mental wellness topics through one girl’s incredible story of survival, resilience, and triumph. The Willesden Project resources immerse students in an incredible true story to learn how we all possess the ability to overcome hate.
- Ready, Set, RISE!
Cultivate?trauma-informed educational strategies in schools with evidence-based professional learning resources that provide tools to address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Check out the “Cultural Humility & Equity” e-Learning Module for compassionate ways to see into every students’ inner world.
Resources to support wellness can also be found in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform on the Wellness Channel.