Have you ever thought that wellness was more than a single subject or activity? Have you ever wondered how you might embed wellness into both the curriculum and culture of your school? Do you know how wellness can impact all members of the healthy school community—staff, teachers and students? Yes? I had a feeling!
The following video was developed with support from the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, and highlights the results of an initiative designed to encourage staff from across the province to integrate wellness into all aspects of student learning. The results of this initiative were remarkably positive and many educators found that in addition to making cross curricular links that enriched student learning, there were further benefits for everyone involved, including forging new relationships and looking at wellness from an entirely new angle.
I’ll leave you with some (important!) questions. How do you think you can incorporate what you learned here into your own, staff wellness initiatives? Does the project make you think about different ways of developing social relationships at work and how broad the benefits of doing so might be? Share your thoughts with The Sandbox community (and me!) below!