Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#32)

COVID-19 Links 03.11–10.11.2020

Top Links This Week

How Can Teachers Nurture Meaningful Student Agency? - MindShift

Student Agency is perhaps the most important aspect of real learning. Letting your child explore areas of mastery they want to grow and guiding them (age-appropriately) into setting their own goals and directions.

9 Things Sleep Doctors Would Never Do Before Bed

Are you having trouble sleeping? So are many other people during this pandemic. Take tips from these sleep doctors for improving your sleep and the sleep of others in your family.

Serotonin vs. dopamine: A guide to the two mood-regulating hormones and how they can affect your health

Do you have an “Endorphin Strategy?” Endorphins, both serotonin and dopamine are critical to well-being, feeling good and motivation during a lockdown. I’m suggesting people create a strategy for increasing their endorphin levels at this time.


COVID 19 Links


How Can Teachers Nurture Meaningful Student Agency? - MindShift

Calls to Kids Help Phone have surged. Now some counsellors are making a distress call of their own | CBC News

"It was like a production line," said one former counsellor. "Like, we need another target, we need to hit three million calls. I mean, we're not in sales. I'm helping people."

Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic

9 Things Sleep Doctors Would Never Do Before Bed

Help Kids Learn Math Through Stories- Two Important Resources for Teachers and Parents

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine 90% Effective Against Virus


High schoolers, educators worry condensed schedules will bring 'information overload' | CBC News

Ways to Encourage and Celebrate Your Child's Uniqueness

How to Use Parental Controls in Your Google, Apple, and Microsoft Account

Winter is coming - how businesses and schools are dealing with airborne COVID-19 | CBC News


Serotonin vs. dopamine: A guide to the two mood-regulating hormones and how they can affect your health

  • Serotonin helps you feel happier, calmer, and more focused — while dopamine makes you feel motivated, accomplished, and productive. 
  • Serotonin and dopamine both play a role in regulating our digestion, by suppressing or increasing our appetite according to our body's needs. 
  • A lack of serotonin, dopamine, or both neurotransmitters have been linked to certain mental health conditions like addiction and depression. 

Need A Reminder Of How Gorgeous Earth Is? Peep These Photo Award Winners

We Build Boring Schools, Then We Put Them Online--Science Has The Fix

Coronavirus FAQs: Should I Purell My Nostrils? Can Lysol Disinfect The Air?

Winter will help COVID-19 spread more easily, experts say — here's what they suggest you do about it | CBC News

Why COVID-19 cases are surging across Canada and what needs to be done | CBC News

Many Sask. seniors feeling like they are 'in jail' during pandemic, study finds

Election Got You Stressed? You're Not Alone — Here's 5 Ways To Deal With It


The Unforgiving “Gift” of Generational Trauma

“Interpersonal trauma that casts dark shadows on our beliefs about our innate goodness and shared humanity is arguably more harmful to the psyche than a largescale destruction caused by natural disasters.” —Omar Reda, MD

Regina schools expanding mask mandate to pre-K to Grade 3


Teachers fear impact of 'crammed' curriculum on students | CBC News

3 ways to improve communication while wearing a mask, from a top speech coach

Depression and Anxiety May Be Risk Factors for Severe Covid-19

How to beat the stress you're feeling right now

Mentally surviving the imperfect storm that is 2020

Canada quietly updates COVID-19 guidelines on risk of airborne spread


After A Bitter Election, Can Americans Find A Way To Heal Their Divides?

Coronavirus FAQs: Are 3 Masks Better Than 1? Will Mouthwash Keep You Safe?

Sask. making masks mandatory in Regina, Saskatoon, P.A., reducing gathering sizes provincewide

Teens who spend more time in extracurricular activities and less time in front of screens have better mental health, study finds

3 Ways To Find Opportunities In A Crisis, From A Psychologist


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