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World Mental Health Day

A moving post and video…today is World Mental Health Day. wearing purple today is to create awareness…it is also to be reminded of too many who have taken their lives. Today is also one year anniversary of Amanda Todd…We must speak out more! We must not be afraid to do the right thing…together there are so many good things we can do …together there is so much we can prevent…blessings.

Ms Keleghan's Education Blog

Today is World Mental Health Day. Here is a few classroom activities to build each child’s self esteem, to build confidence and to make them aware of the importance of Mental Health.


Activity One: Fuzzy-Feeling Chair


Build students’ self-esteem by encouraging their peers to recognize and comment on their positive traits.

The Lesson: 

Position the special chair in a special place. You might call the chair the Fuzzy Feeling Chair. Each day, ask a different student to sit in the special chair. The other children in the classroom then take turns saying nice things about the person in the chair. The person in the chair can only say “Thank you!” — nothing else. At the end of the activity, ask the child sitting in the chair how s/he felt when others were saying nice things about him/her.

Over time, students will become accustomed to what it is like to compliment…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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