Celebrate World Kindness Day on November 13th
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) is encouraging schools to make kindness the norm in celebration of World Kindness Day this year. Check out their free, evidence-based Kindness in the Classroom lesson plans, as well as kindness stories, ideas and posters. Find out more. 

National Child Day is November 20th
On November 20th UNICEF Canada is asking Canadians to help #KidsTakeOver. It’s our chance to hear from kids themselves on the issues and solutions that matter to them. It’s a day for kids, by kids, and everyone can get involved. Download the toolkit to run your own Kids Takeover here


Where is Dairy in the new Canada’s Food Guide
Vancouver Coastal Health Children and Youth Public Health Dietitians explain where dairy fits in the new  Canada’s Food Guide . They also provide examples of calcium-rich protein foods, and feature an easy-to-make muesli recipe for home or the classroom. Find out more.
Experiences with Nature Promote Learning
From wilderness backpacking, to plants in a classroom, to a wetland lesson on frogs, recent research supports how experiences with nature can promote learning. This includes boosting academic learning, personal development, and environmental stewardship. Find out more.  

Burnaby Mountain Secondary Starts a Soup Cellar
A home economics teacher at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School in Burnaby, B.C, was inspired to sell soups her class was making in their kitchen “cellar” during the school lunch hour. She reports that student involvement was one of the keys to this initiative’s success. “Every student group is challenged to make a soup that will sell”, she says, “and they have shown a lot of interest in choosing recipes that are healthy and taste good.” Find out more.  

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Sexual Health Workshops
Options for Sexual Health provide informative presentations for schools on a variety of sexual and reproductive health issues. They are known for their dynamic, fact-based presentations for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and have also created custom programs for people with special needs, First Nations, and teachers. Find out more.
Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) E-Learning Module
The CATT E-Learning Module is a free program designed to provide school professionals and administrators with the information they need to take an evidence-based approach in responding to and managing concussions. It is estimated to take about 45-minutes to complete. Find out more.


Well at Work: A Toolkit for Teacher Well-being
Developed by EdCan, Well at Work calls on education leaders to commit to making workplace well-being a top priority, and encourages everyone to take responsibility in creating supportive school cultures. Well at Work provides schools and school districts with the tools they need to improve working conditions for the long term. Find out more.