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Negatively Impacting Student Well-Being

It is important to note that teachers usually understand their "teacher role" very narrowly. They may not be thinking about their power to affect student well-being either positively or negatively. The opportunity is there for both. To do their best in providing effective support for crisis-affected children and youth, teachers must have an explicit understanding of the impacts of crises on young people. Teachers must also understand their own role as protective and supportive forces for children and youth.

Questions for Reflection/Discussion:

In your context, how have teachers negatively impacted student well-being? In what ways have they been encouraged and supported to turn these practices into others that promote and strengthen student well-being?