Teachers

The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. This article offers tips to help children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.

This comic book is based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner produced, asking experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus.

This is a gentle story written by a teacher and mother of four that helps explain, prepare, and helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is appropriate for teachers and parents to help explain the virus and put it into context for young children. Suitable for primary and preschool aged children.

This short video explains how infections enter the body and how the body's antibodies attack them.  It then goes on to explain the way vaccinations work, and how important they are in fighting disease.  The video also shows statistics of how childhood mortality has decreased since the early 1990s due to the use of vaccines through, among other efforts, the GAVI project.

This one page document provides a summary on the Communication for Health school health intervention which operated by strengthening school clubs and providing support in conducting and celebrating school health days.
This kit is designed to help school health professionals, club leaders and teachers design, implement and monitor health promotion activities within schools through engaging the health system. It includes relevant health issues for school health promotion, tips for supporting school clubs and engaging parents, and potential health promotion activities for schools.

The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and the private sector join together to commit to the healthy behaviors that can help end chronic preventable diseases.

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