Throughout May, we've been sharing resources supporting educator and student mental health. Now, as Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we hope you'll commit to integrating mental health literacy into your curricula and normalizing discussions of mental health and wellness year round.
As we continue to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we hope educators commit to uplifting the diversity of AAPI identities year round. These resources offer ideas for including AAPI stories and valuing the lived experiences of AAPI people in our learning spaces, regardless of our own identities and those of our students.
This week, we were disappointed to see wide circulation of the videos showing Ahmaud Arbery's and Sean Reed's shooting deaths. Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist systems that allow it to continue. But they must do so without re-traumatizing Black students and with extra care for their mental health. These resources can help.
May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Use these resources to celebrate the diverse experiences of AAPI students and effectively teach AAPI history—this month and throughout the year.
As Ramadan begins, we remind educators that social distancing may make this month especially difficult for Muslim families and students. These resources offer recommendations for teaching about the holy month and assuring your students that COVID-19 will not dim the Ramadan lights.