Well-being for learners
Well-being is an essential foundation for learning. Learner well-being encompasses the overall health of a learner including mental, physical, social, and emotional health.
Learners who feel safe and confident to manage their stress, trauma, and mental health concerns also significantly improve their chances of learning and succeeding in school. Most learners face challenges that put them at risk for mental health concerns during their time in school. With mental health and wellness issues on the rise, it's important to ensure that when learners face these challenges, they have the support needed to help them work through their stressors, biological changes, and trauma.
Learners who have strong social-emotional skills:
- Have better physical and mental health.
- Have more employment opportunities.
- Have fewer relationship problems.
- Are less likely to abuse substances as adults.
Ways to promote learner well-being in the classroom and encourage learner self-care include:
- Communicate expectations clearly and concisely.
- Build in time for relationships to develop and grow.
- Use strategies to encourage learners to share their feelings.
- Use technology and digital resources to promote student success in the classroom.
Download the WE Well-being lesson guide to find activities, lessons, tips, and tricks for implementing a focus on well-being in an educational setting.