INcompassing Education Blog

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Understanding the Impact of Trauma Related Disorders on Students

Everyone experiences trauma of various degrees during their lifetime and how we cope with them can depend on the severity of the trauma and the support given thereafter. Childhood trauma is often misunderstood or overlooked in a belief that since the child is young, they will either not remember the trauma or not understand what has occurred and so be less affected by this. This can result in trauma related disorders that can affect them in a myriad of ways as they mature.

How to Be a Highly Effective Teacher

If you are passionate about teaching and want to pass on as much knowledge and skills to your students, you may want to look at ways of becoming an effective teacher. Knowledge and basic training as a teacher may not be enough to give you a solid foundation in imparting information. In this article, we will share some tips on how to be an effective teacher, so read on.

How Depression and Anxiety Affect Students

There have been a number of studies over the past decade on the prevalence of depression and anxiety among students. It was found that around 25% of students have a diagnosable mental health condition. Of these students close to half of them do not seek treatment or ask for help. More than 80% struggle to cope on a daily basis and 50% suffer from such intense anxiety or depression that they fail in their studies or achieve much lower results than they would be capable of achieving under normal circumstances.

5 Best Ways Teachers Can Spend Their Summer Vacation

What are the best ways teachers can spend their summer vacation? Educators need their free time as much as students do. Summer break is the perfect occasion to enjoy refreshing activities, reset their minds, and prepare for the next school year. Some prefer to fill their summer by taking some extra courses for personal and professional development or even taking a second job, others choose to travel, catch up with their readings, and simply relax.

Things You Should Know About Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder

Let’s say one of your students is intimidating you or even scaring you. You feel threatened, bullied, and teaching became a real nightmare. Why is this happening? Children with antisocial or extremely aggressive behaviors can be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) or Conduct Disorder. Putting a definition over these two will help you understand why certain behaviors are being displayed. These are the main things everyone should know about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder.

How Teachers Can Unleash the Power of Positivity

We often hear the words, “just think positive”. But what does that mean and what is it meant to accomplish? Is positivity based just on what is said or is there more to it? Teachers can unleash the power of positivity into day-to-day activities, not just in the classroom to improve morale and overall performance, not just of the learners, but in themselves as well.