Content tagged with: safety

Understanding the Truth About Violence Against Teachers

violence against teachers

This blog originally ran last month on the American Psychological Association’s “Psych Learning Curve: Where Psychology and Education Connect.” APA invited NEA Healthy Futures to comment on the issue of violence against teachers and share their resources and commitment to preventing and addressing violence directed at teachers. We have all heard stories about teachers who… Read more »

Are You Prepared for a School Crisis?

Find out what educators and industry experts recommend to get your classroom emergency-ready. It was a Saturday afternoon in late September when torrential rain began pouring over Pelion Elementary School in South Carolina’s Lexington County School District. Flash flooding caused dams to break throughout the state, washing out roads and destroying homes.

5 Ways to Make this School Year a Safe One

You’re in the midst of returning to school, adjusting to new schedules, learning new names and faces, and gearing up to make an impact. You’re prepared…you’ve got this! But when it comes to school and student safety, you can never be too prepared.

Disease & Prevention

When you’re not well, it becomes very difficult to do your job well; and sometimes you can’t do your job at all. While everyone tries to avoid getting sick, the fact remains that disease affects everyone. This can be especially true in a school environment, where educators, students, support staff, administrative staff and others are… Read more »

School Crisis Guide

NEA Healthy Futures (formerly NEA Health Information Network), through a generous grant from the Sprint Foundation, created The School Crisis Guide in order to foster the creation of crisis teams with the ideas, tips, tools, and resources that spur effective leadership and crisis management. Knowing what to do in a crisis can be the difference between stability… Read more »

Cleaning for Health

Cleaning for health is a widely accepted cleaning approach that protects public health, without adversely affecting the health of staff, building occupants, or the environment. Some traditional cleaning products that have been used in schools (and homes) contain ingredients that have been found to be hazardous to human health and the environment. The testing of… Read more »

Clean Schools

Help Keep Your Students, Staff, and Building Healthy! A clean school is important to every member of the school community —including you! A clean school helps improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), reduces the spread of infectious illness, as well as the triggers for asthma and allergies. All of these issues impact absenteeism for both students… Read more »

Responding to a School Crisis

NEA Healthy Futures wants to keep schools safe, especially during a crisis. Natural disasters, accidents that claim student or educators lives and violent acts can shake a school community to its core. Ultimately, it will be you and your fellow school community members who will work to restore balance. We’re encouraging all school communities to… Read more »