Don’t Miss the Latest Be Well 365 Courses, Be Well Talks
Have you registered for the Be Well 365 courses in myMCPS, or seen the latest Be Well Talks featuring your colleagues?
As MCPS implements Be Well 365, teachers, administrators and school staff have access to Curriculum Learning experiences and ideas for the classroom; Global Experiences for whole-school activity ideas; and Be Well Talks videos featuring examples of Be Well 365 implementation across the district. Materials and resources are organized by the six essentials and grade level to make it easy to find ideas for your school. You can access them in the myMCPS portal here.
Also, be sure to check out the new Be Well Talks featuring your colleagues. These short videos highlight one of the six essentials of the Be Well 365 program—Culturally Responsive Relationship Building; Mental and Emotional Health; Trauma-Informed Practices; Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices; Physical Health and Wellness; and Character Education and Empathy. Here are the latest:
Mental and Emotional Health
Eric Minus, principal at Sherwood High School, and Rebecca Harrison, biology teacher, discuss The Net, a program at Sherwood that helps students with academic stress and social/emotional challenges. The program was created in collaboration with students.
Trauma Informed Practices
Edvin Hernandez, parent community coordinator, speaks about signs of trauma, the impacts of it, and the tools employees can use to help students overcome it.
Culturally Responsive Relationship Building
Paulo Pero, resource teacher in the world languages department at Albert Einstein High School, talks about how the competitive Latin dance team has become an extension of the classroom.
Culturally Responsive Relationship Building in Social Studies
Tiferet Ani, social studies instructional specialist, talks about how in creating an inclusive curriculum in social studies, it’s important go beyond textbooks by showing diverse identities; building a curriculum that reflects the students; and understanding different cultural backgrounds.