We are DEEP into July now. And halfway through my summer series on the overlaps between alternatives to calling the police AND academic coaching skills for students.

When I attended the original training that inspired me to write this series, I was super surprised by the topic of these two videos.

Turns out that, for optimal learning, students need the very same ingredients as someone who is dealing with a mental health crisis needs to help them find more regulation:


In schooling, how good are we really at making sure students’ have their body’s basic needs met in regards to nutrition and hydration?! What could we do to prioritize this more, whether you are a classroom teacher or an academic coach?

P.S. It’s not too late!! Are you an educator looking for some fun AND useful PD hours before the school year starts? I highly recommend The Art of Inspiring Students (you can even get graduate credit for it), but there are other courses too. Check them out here.

If you’re interested in a solid community alternative to calling the police: https://www.kqed.org/news/11824698/what-one-alternative-to-policing-looks-like?fbclid=IwAR1VplhTooLEpIu-llSGQ9GMgLb6g0i9NJDIesfy7BlmwhTFsZsASFoSMp0

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