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It's About Time To Find Alternative Solutions For our Kids

In the wake of the pandemic, students are facing unprecedented challenges to their mental health and well-being, with a notable increase in emotional and social struggles. As educators and policymakers, it's imperative that we recognize the profound impact of these challenges on students' ability to learn and thrive. The learning loss experienced during the pandemic is not solely academic; it's deeply intertwined with mental health struggles that impair students' focus, motivation, and overall engagement in learning activities.

To truly support our students, we must prioritize their well-being above all else. This means not only acknowledging the struggles they face but also taking concrete actions to provide the support and resources they need to navigate these challenges successfully. By investing in accessible mental health services, implementing supportive strategies in schools, and striking a balance between safety measures and support, we can create an environment where students feel valued, supported, and empowered to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential in a post-pandemic world.

This article from EdSurge sparks a great conversation on how we can support our kiddos. 

Young people are struggling with mental health, and for many, the challenges have worsened over the last decade. About one in three high schoolers report persistent feelings of hopelessness and an alarming number say they’ve had thoughts of suicide.


post pandemic, learning loss, mental health, social emotional learning