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Mental Health In Schools K-12

4 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Schools are facing unprecedented levels of stress. These essential tools allow educators and students to thrive in the face of challenge.

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Meet Dr. Jacqueline Maloney

Course overview

Prevent mental health issues in educators and students.

Now more than ever, educators need effective solutions for addressing mental health issues in the classroom.

In this four-week course, you will put strategies into action that will reduce stress, build resilience, and increase mental wellbeing in yourself AND your students.

Who is this course for


Caring teachers who want to support student mental health without sacrificing their own.


Burnt out educators who need immediate solutions for reducing stress and conflict in the classroom.


Educators who want practical tools, not programs. These strategies can be integrated into regular curriculum with no extra prep time.

Course Outcomes

More Positive Classroom Climate

Learn evidence-base strategies for promoting mental health in educators and students to create the optimal learning environment.

Most programs focus on teacher or student mental well-being but a positive classroom environment requires both.

Increased Closeness, Less Conflict with Students

You'll make small shifts to your teaching style that can make a big difference in your relationship quality with students.

Better relationship quality equals less stress, more on-task behaviour, increased learning, and increased happiness for teachers and students alike.

Less Stress, More Focused Attention

You'll practice self-regulation strategies that will help both you and your students stay cool and calm in the face of challenges.

Self-regulation improves mental health while boosting concentration and helping people stay focused on the task at hand.

A Toolbox of Strategies that Work

Each day throughout the course, you'll try a simple research-based practice in your classroom (15-minute time commitment per day).

At the end of the course, you'll have a toolbox full of tried-and-true mental health strategies that work for your own teaching context.

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Meet your instructor




Dr. Maloney holds masters and doctoral degrees in Human Development, Learning, and Culture from the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, ranked 10th in the world. Jacqueline is a postdoctoral fellow at the Human Early Learning Partnership in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

Jacqueline's research focuses on promoting mental health and resilience across the lifespan through positive psychology and social and emotional learning. She has two decades of experience as an an English teacher and yoga instructor in school settings, working with young people of all ages. Jacqueline has been offering professional development for preservice and in-service teachers since 2012.

Jacqueline is a parent to an exuberant and curious four-year old and two equally curious cats. Jacqueline is grateful to live and work in the beautiful Pacific Spirit rainforest on Musqueam territory in the Pacific Northwest.

Learn more at mentalhealthpromotion.ca

Course syllabus


Week 1: Self-Care for Educators

  • You'll practice positive mental health activities that can be integrated easily throughout your day.
  • You'll build skills for setting boundaries to prevent work overload and burnout.
  • You'll acquire strategies for asking for help to build support systems and avoid stress pile up.
  • You'll create a daily self-care plan that's fun and doable.


Week 2: Supportive Classroom Climate

  • You'll make small shifts to your teaching style that make a big difference in the quality of relationships with students.
  • You'll learn how anti-racist and inclusive education can contribute to mental health.
  • You'll acquire strategies to foster a sense of autonomy, belonging, & competence in students to promote their mental well-being.


Week 3: Self-Regulation

  • You'll identify warning signs that you or your students are getting dysregulated.
  • You will practice simple strategies to prevent dysregulation for you and your students.
  • You'll learn how to quickly come back to calm in moments of dysregulation.
  • You'll gain tools for self-monitoring to support self-regulation.


Week 4: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • You'll gain a clear understanding of SEL and why it's important to mental health.
  • You'll try out evidence-based practices that can be incorporated into your regular curriculum.
  • You will use valid measures for assessing your own and your students' social and emotional skills.
  • You will receive resources to support SEL in your classroom.
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Learning is better with cohorts

Active, not passive

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Build community and connections

Surround yourself with a supportive group of educators.

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