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Designing Belonging Journeys From the Start: An Intentional Approach

A sense of belonging is crucial for students to thrive in their learning environments. By establishing a supportive and inclusive culture from the beginning, educators can create an environment where every student feels valued, accepted, and connected to their peers […]

Revealing 2023’s Biggest Trends With Students, Tech, & Social Media

Social media has one of the biggest influences on students’ well-being, and students’ attitudes and behaviors around technology are evolving as fast as digital devices themselves.  The Social Institute will share results from the world’s largest school survey about students, […]

Mental Health Crisis Plans

All schools have crisis plans―what to do in case of fire, tornado, or an intruder. SAIS recently reached out to school counselors and nurses asking, “Does your school have written policies, plans, or procedures for a student in a mental […]

Learning to Depolarize: Helping Students & Teachers Reach Across Lines of Disagreement

Join this webinar to learn about causes and consequences of political polarization in our society, why schools must address the challenge head-on, bridge-building in the classroom, media literacy, and social emotional learning as tools for depolarization and partnering with parents […]

Mental Health Resources

School-Wide A ‘Fiercely Compassionate’ Approach to Student Mental Health The 74 Bringing a Dog to School Edutopia How to Mitigate the Youth Mental Health Crisis in Schools: Connection + Belonging Challenge Success National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health […]

Accessible, Actionable, and Empowering: An Interview with Devorah Heitner on Digital Well-Being

Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise and the forthcoming book Growing up in Public: Coming Of Age In A Digital World, shares her thoughts on supporting parents, educators, and mentoring our students in the digital age.  Why is the digital well-being […]

School Stories: Student Wellness Programs

Worry Free Wednesdays at Frederica Academy Rachael Lee, counselor at Frederica Academy (GA), explains one component of their student health and wellness program. The goal of “Worry Free Wednesday” is to promote and enhance student wellness, including mental, emotional, and […]

AI in Independent Schools

A four-session virtual workshop series presented by ATLIS Learn from experts in the field about the latest trends, tools, risks, and strategies for using AI in education. Over the course of four sessions, you will gain practical insights into how […]

News – From SAIS President Debra Wilson – March 2023

Hello Friends! Since the pandemic began three years ago, we have spent a lot of time thinking about and worrying about community. Over the past 18 months in particular, schools have been working hard to build back community that was […]

Engaging Challenging Parents

This article is based on a workshop presented by Stephenson and Kronsberg at the 2023 NAIS Annual Conference. Originally created by Stephenson in 2009, the goal of the workshop is to widen the lens of the conflict situation and ultimately […]