This quick guide for teachers is intended to help them make small changes in the different teaching environments that are managed in the institution. These changes can make a big difference in the mental health and well-being of our students and teachers.
The document provides a wide variety of strategies, tools, and resources from which to choose to implement small wellness practices in learning environments. The strategies presented in this guide are based on a variety of research. When considering any of the ideas, you need to think about personal interactions and your teaching style. Not all strategies will be right for you. Choose the one that suits you, your style, and what you are most comfortable with and can do best. Some students indicate that the simplest ideas can have a big impact when implemented in a genuine way.
It is important to note that student participation in practices that promote mental health is the responsibility of not just one area, but the entire campus community. The role of the faculty in student wellness becomes increasingly important as they have the opportunity to positively and significantly impact, both in and out of the classroom, the holistic wellness of their students and at the same time their own wellness.