School Day Releases a Report on the State of Student Wellbeing in the United States


School Day releases report on the wellbeing of American students and how it has developed both during and post-pandemic. The report, American Schools Are Suffering From Long-term COVID, is based on 7 million student wellbeing survey answers and provides vast data and insight on how students are coping going back to school after several years of unc...

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A Week with School Day – Best Classroom Tool for Teachers to Improve the Wellbeing of Students


Are you new to using School Day or just in need of a fresh restart? Introducing new tools into your schedule might sometimes feel like a stretch, but once routinized, they will actually bring clarity, order, and even some extra minutes to your day. For a more straightforward implementation, here's an example of how to get the most out of Schoo...

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The Benefit of Asking Questions - Teachers Connecting And Cultivating Relationships With Students


One of the most invaluable things teachers have, is the close connection to their students. Spending so much time together means teachers have a unique standpoint when it comes to the long-term wellbeing of their students. In the hurdles of everyday school life, it's often impossible to keep the pulse on how each individual is doing. Some students ...

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The Principal’s Guide to Using School Day to Maximize the Potential of Students


In the past, we've written about the immense workload of principals. From thought leadership, financial management, improvised substitute teaching, and lunch serving during the pandemic. Work is continuous juggling between unexpected situations and round-the-clock days. There's so much to do, so many possibilities – and so little time. At School Da...

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A Partnership Between Erika’s Lighthouse and School Day Will Promote a Culture of Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing for Students in Grades 4-12


Chicago, Ill., September 6, 2022 – Erika's Lighthouse and School Day announced a partnership today to collaborate and cross-promote their resources to promote a culture of positive mental health and well-being among students in grades 4-12. Erika's Lighthouse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and raising awareness about adoles...

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How to Connect With Your Students and Understand Their Emotions


Most teachers are committed to creating strong bonds with their students, but it's a good idea to check the pulse of the teacher–class relationship every once in a while. Especially after vacations, when your students have spent a long time in a different set-up than during the school year, maybe grown a few inches, they might suddenly seem like ne...

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Towards a Softer School Culture - How to Build a Safer and More Trusting Classroom Environment


Healthy school culture is vital for school safety and effective social and emotional development. You know when the school climate is functioning well, with energized staff and enthusiastic students. Correspondingly, teachers gradually lose their drive when the school community isn't doing well. Students resort more easily to harmful coping techniq...

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Professional Development Ideas and Strategies for Teachers Who Really Care About the Well-being of Their Students


Almost as much as teaching, the job of an educator is learning. Staying curious about the world doesn't stop at growing older – instead, the ability to acquire new knowledge and skills increases the more we have in our back pockets. Unfortunately, as the daily hurdles and pressures take up the hours in and out of school, there's only a little time ...

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School Day Helsinki Oy Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto (EAKR) kansainvälistymishanke


School Day Helsinki Oy toteuttaa kansainvälisen skaalautumisen käynnistämistä varten tarvittavia toimenpiteitä. Hankkeessa keskitytään keräämään tarvittavia taustatietoja valituista kohdemarkkinoista, tekemään asiakas- ja kumppanuuskartoituksia ja luomaan verkostoja.  Hankkeen toteuttamisessa meitä auttaa Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto, Vipuvoima...

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How to Improve Student Well-being on a Busy Schedule - Optimize Your School Day Experience


The teachers' time is sacred – there is not a minute to waste. We constantly hear from teachers who are doing everything for their students but struggle with finding the time to teach and enhance their class's well-being skills. When time is scarce, tools meant to help you can sometimes feel like just another task to take care of. That is something...

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How to Build School Culture That Positively Affects Teaching, Learning, and Academic Success


No one, child or adult, performs well when their energy is focused on noise in the classroom, unclear instructions, or poorly functioning relationships with peers and colleagues. Research shows that students in schools with healthier climates also perform academically more robust. However, school culture is trickier to define than academic outcomes...

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School Day Selected As One of the Startups in SETDA 2022 Cohort of Emerging Partners


May 17, 2022 (Washington, DC) —The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) announced the members of its ninth annual cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners. These startups were selected through a competitive application process and will be introduced during SETDA's virtual Emerging Trends Forum taking place June 6-8, 2022.The...

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May is the National Mental Health Month in the United States


May is the national mental health month in the United States ❤️  It's important to recognize when you need help with your mental health ✋   An occasional bad day is to be expected, but when things that used to be easy become consistently a lot more difficult, something's going on. In addition to getting physical symptoms checked...

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Play, Curiosity, Well-being – The Secrets Behind Finland’s Education System's Success


When it comes to education, Finland has gathered a somewhat legendary reputation. There is undoubtedly a thing or two to borrow from the Finnish experience and Nordic system, succeeding both in academic performance and student happiness. To get you acquainted with what makes the Finnish school system so great, we are drawing the curtains for you by...

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Enhancing Social and Emotional Learning with School Day Course Is Now Live on Microsoft Learn!


Ever wondered what social-emotional learning actually means? Not really sure how to implement it in your everyday classes? To better understand the concepts of wellbeing and bring them into your teaching routine, we've teamed up with Microsoft and created a brand-new course on social-emotional learning on Microsoft Learn! The 60-minute course consi...

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Words from SEL Heroes | Best Practices to Implement Social-emotional Learning In The Classroom.


Last Friday, on World SEL Day, we asked our community to share their best practices to implement social-emotional learning. Looking at the answers, we are truly inspired by the professionality, resourcefulness, and passion of the educators of this community. To all SEL heroes out there: we cannot express enough how wonderful it is to know so many s...

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You Can Now Manage Both Teacher and Student Well-being With School Day!


Over a couple of years, our team at School Day has collected over 6 million student answers through our platform. The platform has been a haven for students to express their feelings in an anonymous, easy-to-access environment openly. They have seen how their answers have flourished in classroom discussions exploring meaningful topics with their te...

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Managing Student Well-being Needs to Start With a Deep Dive Into the Well-being of Our Educators


In our previous blog, we touched upon leading by example. However, much of the work teachers do affect or framed by their schools. So, in today's blog, we will explore how to best support and enable teachers to be the example we, as a community, need them to be. For teachers to successfully manage student well-being in their classroom, we need to s...

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Best Practices for Teacher Well-being | Feel Good, Teach Better


However comprehensive and thorough the curriculum, there is always a teacher in the center. The dullest-seeming lesson or topic can turn into something inspiring and insightful with a resourceful and passionate teacher. For many, the joy of learning and seeing the world from a new perspective is the top reason to become a teacher in the first place...

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How Can Educators Support Students Who Are Struggling with Learning Loss


What is Learning Loss? Learning loss is nothing new under the sun. The reasons behind it are manifold and derive from historical social and economic inequality. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the existing trends deepen and spread. Learning loss affects people of all ages, but the earlier it occurs, the more it impacts core skills such as readi...

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