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  • Workplace Diversity:  Standing Together
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    Whether you are employed at an office, farm, restaurant, manufacturing facility or store, odds are you are surrounded by people from different cultures and backgrounds. Being employed in such a diverse and inclusive workforce requires sensitivity to the cultural backgrounds, native languages and social practices of those around you. This is particularly true at times of heightened racial or ethnic tensions. This guide will help ensure the workplace is inclusive, productive and accepting enviroment for everyone.

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    Mental health professionals understand the psychological impact of systematic racism. Psychological trauma can be linked to racism, which can be traumatic in both overt and subtle ways. According to the American Psychological Association, trauma that results from acts of racism is called racial trauma. These acts can be obvious ones, such as workplace harassment and racial profiling, or subtle ones such as offhanded comments or non-verbal exchanges. Regardless of the source or severity of the acts, research shows that racial trauma can be related to physical health and psychological issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use and eating disorders. Additional resources on this helpful guide.

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    webinar icon Free lessons & tutorials to build belonging
    We know educators are preparing for full in-person instruction. Belonging is one of the core ways learners feel connected in the classroom. These free lessons and tutorials from Brandy Arnold of Project Wayfinder can help you get started!

    The Belonging curriculum is suitable for 7th-10th graders.
    Lessons are designed to support quick and easy implementation:
    -Suitable to be taught as one-off lessons or as a yearlong program
    -Each lesson is backed by evidence-based research and social science
    -Extensive classroom tools to build a positive and safe classroom culture

    Lesson 1 belonging with ourselves:
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    Lesson 2 - belonging with others:
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    Lesson 3 - Belonging in the Wider World:
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    School leaders experience "physical and psychological effects, burnout, flat-out emotional exhaustion" and depersonalization.

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    A study found that "illnesses that were reported by the largest percentages of superintendents - high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, insomnia, anxiety, sleep apnea, and chronic headaches -- are attributed by superintendents to high levels of stress." View larger infographic

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    Breath by James Nestor & The Call to Unite by Tim Shriver
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    How we can breathe, move, and rest to support our self-care
    This year, many of us have formed new habits and sought new skills in support of self-care, taking a day-by-day approach to our lives in the face of discomfort, stress, and fear. The ability to acclimate and self-regulate is particularly relevant in education, as those responsible for teaching and caring for others must be especially resourced and able to manage emotions. Stress is contagious. When we support the adults who serve our children and youth, the reciprocity of self-care supports the collective good. Self-care is the foundation that allows us to show up for our communities. READ MORE

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    Our friends from Yale are offering a free course: Managing emotions in times of uncertainty and stress for every educator in the nation!