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Class Conversation Starters

To be ready to learn, students must feel a sense of safety, belonging, and well-being at school. The classroom is an excellent place to promote and protect student mental health.

Educators can use these cards as conversation starters to develop a welcoming and caring classroom that supports learning, wellness, and equitable outcomes for all students. This practice aims to support students to build their mental health self-care and social-emotional skills, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking.