Gaggle Speaks

Ideas, news, and advice for K-12 educators and administrators to help create safe learning environments.

15 Apr 2024

Navigating Stress This Spring

Academic achievements are important, but so is the mental health of students and staff. With April being Stress Awareness Month, now is the time for d...

By     Marie Hynes
15 Dec 2023

Navigating Depression and Anxiety During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often considered a time of joy. However, it can sometimes be a challenging period, particularly for K-12 students and educators ...

By     Marie Hynes
27 Nov 2023

Addressing Absenteeism and Tardiness in Education: A Mental Health Perspective

In the realm of education, absenteeism and tardiness among students are pressing concerns that can significantly impact their academic performance and...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman
18 Nov 2023

Fostering Resilience in Survivors of Suicide Loss

The grief and trauma associated with suicide can be overwhelming, leading to various emotional and psychological challenges. In light of events such a...

By     Marie Hynes
11 Oct 2023

The Alarming Surge of Cyberbullying in Students K-12

In today’s digital age, students K-12 are facing an issue that extends outside the physical classroom: cyberbullying. Cyberbullying, defined as the us...

By     Marie Hynes
07 Aug 2023

How Poetry Can Guide Social Emotional Learning

As a teacher of eight years, I noticed the classroom has changed since the pandemic. The lack of “school connectedness” is extremely detrimental. Acco...

By     Niknesha Hairston
02 Jun 2023

Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Rural Schools: How Kelseyville Unified School District Overcame Barriers

In rural areas, access to mental health professionals is often limited, creating challenges for school districts like Kelseyville Unified School Distr...

By     Candy Tai
26 May 2023

Fridays with Chief Trawick: Supporting the Mental Health in Youth and Adolescents

In today’s segment of “Fridays with Chief Trawick”, we’re exploring the importance of schools effectively supporting the mental health and well-being ...

10 Apr 2023

Saving Student Lives One Session At a Time with Gaggle Therapy

In the midst of the current mental health crisis, schools are struggling to provide the support their students need. Ramsey School District, located i...

By     Candy Tai
02 Mar 2023

Managing a Student Mental Health Crisis in Schools

Introduction: Mental health is a major issue for students of all ages, yet most schools are unprepared to identify warning signs and respond effective...

By     Dr. Lisa Strohman

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