Discover and discuss: Supporting teachers to address diversity in the classroom
Growing numbers of young people are living with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, international students are particularly at-risk as a group, often facing additional challenges that might be cultural, academic, linguistic, social and/or adjustment-related. In this context, a great demand is being placed on teachers to consider the mental health of their students and create a supportive classroom environment.
In this recording, Nadina Dodd and Sharla Reid discuss:
- Issues teachers are facing amidst emerging mental health concerns
- The ‘Discover & Discuss’ Teacher Support Group
- Nadina’s Art Therapy collaboration in the partner university’s dormitories
- How these initiatives fit with other mental health strategies at Fraser International College