The Well Teacher

This regular column in The Teacher is part of the Early Intervention Program's contribution to the health and well-being of NSTU Members.

2022-2023 School Year

Date Title
September 2022

Practicing Making Time for Wellness

October 2022


November/December 2022

On the First Day of Christmas

January/February 2023

Feeling Our Heart

March 2023

The Body Keeps the Score

2021-2022 School Year

Date Title
September 2021 It’s Going to be OK – Our Family’s Journey with Alzheimer’s
October 2021 Mindfulness Unpacked
November/December 2021

The Importance of Remembering

January/February 2022

Strategies to support your mental health

March 2022

Nourishing our Whole-Selves

May 2022

Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

June 2022

Falling into Summer

2020-2021 School Year

Date Title
October 2020 4 Key Dimensions of Self-Care
November/December 2020 Teachers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing during a Pandemic
January/February 2021 The “Winter Blues” – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
March 2021 Good For You! Dietitians help you find your healthy
April 2021 Spring Into Physical Activity
June 2021 Sleep study helps with teaching during pandemic times

2019-2020 School Year

Date Title 
September 2019 Ergonomics at Work
October 2019 Now is the time
November/December 2019 The Holiday Season and Why It’s Not Always the Best Time of the Year
March 2020 More Than Food: Nutrition Month 2020
April/May 2020 Home Office Ergonomics
June 2020 Taking care of your voice: Pro-active strategies to support your most powerful teaching tool

2018-2019 School Year

Date Title 
January/February 2019 A Renewed Sense of Freedom Reflections from a retired teacher
March 2019 This Nutrition Month, Unlock the Potential of Food
April 2019 Resistance to Self-Compassion: The Road to Burnout
May 2019 New book provides teachers with everything they need to know to be well and stay well in the classroom
June 2019 Teacher’s Mental Health – A Shared Responsibility

2017-2018 School Year

Date Title 
September 2017 Experiencing Wellness on the Job
October 2017 Reviving Legs and Feet from overuse
January/February 2018 What every woman should know about heart disease
May 2018 Healthy Legs and Feet

2016-2017 School Year

Date Title 
September 2016 Living with Aches and Pains—
September is Arthritis Awareness Month
October 2016 Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month
November/December 2016 Stress and How to Combat That Feeling
Understanding Your Student's Journey With Crohn's or Colitis
March 2017 Handing Back Childhood – March is Childhood Arthritis Awareness Month
April 2017 Things to Consider when Quitting Smoking
May 2017 Lyme disease: What it is, who’s at risk, and how you can avoid it
June 2017 Art Therapy: Reconnecting with the Creative Self


2015-2016 School Year

Date Title
September 2015 Driving:  Not Just Painful Because of the Gas Prices?
October 2015 Influenza and Pneumonia
December 2015 Concussion 101
January/February 2016 Do You Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease?
March 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke in Canada
April 2016 Family, faith and a sense of humour help Cindy cope with Parkinson's Disease 
May 2016 Healing Trauma Through Mindfulness
June 2016 Good Dental Health Promotes Happiness and Wellbeing

2014-2015 School Year

Date Title
September 2014 Five Keys to Creating Better Health
October 2014 Ten Simple Steps to Help Prevent Vision Loss
November/December 2014 Supporting students with diabetes at school
January/February 2015 Change your mind, change your life
March 2015 Your Health...from Gum to Bum
April 2015 Healthy Legs and Feet
May 2015 My Celiac Journey
June 2015 Healthy Hearing

2013-2014 School Year

Date Title
September 2013 Energy Conservation
October 2013 Typing and clicking an alternative way
November/December 2013 Recipes for Success:  How to know if a recipe is a healthy one?
January/February 2014 Keep the Flame Burning and avoid BURNOUT!
March 2014 Being Vocal the Right Way
April 2014 Mindfulness in the Classroom
May 2014 Care for the Caregiver
June 2014 Let's Move!

2012-2013 School Year

Date Title
September 2012 Teachers' Legs & Feet
October 19, 2012 Relaxation
November 23, 2012 Nordic Pole Walking:  Active Living for the Whole Family
January 18, 2013 Vestibular Rehabilitation - Identifying your dizziness issues
February 15, 2013 Runner's Health
April 12, 2013 The Mind-Body Connection
April 26, 2013 Laughter Yoga
June 24, 2013 The Workplace Bully

2011-2012 School Year

Date Title
September 2011 Finding Humour in Your Day
October 2011 Influenza & Pneumonia
Nov./Dec. 2011 Finding Balance, Finding Time
Jan/Feb 2012 Dispelling Myths about Health and Wellness - Part 1
March 2012 Dispelling Myths about Health and Wellness - Part 2
April 2012 Yoga is for every body - How to enjoy the benefits of yoga regardless of shape, size, age or ability
May 2012 Recognizing Anxiety
June 2012 Making the Most Out of Your Summer Holiday

 2010-2011 School Year

Date Title
September 2010 Starting the school year off right
October 2010 Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month
Nov./Dec. 2010 En-ABLE-ing employees: Improving employee health through the Achieving Balance in Life & Employment program
Jan./Feb. 2011 Family Violence Prevention Awareness
March 2011 Get Hydrated! 
April 2011 Insomnia - How do I beat it?
May 2011 Natural Skin Care
June 2011 June is ALS awareness month

2009-2010 School Year

Date Title
September 2009 How can you better manage and prevent arthritis?
October 2009 Overwhelmed? Finding a balance with help from EIP
November 2009 Running Head: Healthy vehicle, Healthy mind
December 2009 Enhancing health and wellness through chiropractic care
January 2010 New Years Resolutions and Goal Setting
February 2010 Chronic Pain and Physical Activity: Where to start?
March 2010 Scenes of the Human Spirit
April 2010 What Are You Weighting For?
May 2010 Osteopathy
June 2010 Minding Workplace Mental Health

2008-2009 School Year

Title Date
September 2008 Driving: Not just painful because of the gas prices
October 2008 Occupational Therapy Tips for Working with Students with Autism
November 2008 Dignity and Justice for all of us
December 2008 Body Image and Wellness
January 2009 Quitting Smoking: The best thing you can do to improve your health and quality of life
February 2009 Struggles and Successes for Adults with ADHD
March 2009 Injury Prevention at the Workplace
April 2009 The Sun and Your Skin
May 2009 Healthy Hearing
June 2009 The Dilemna of Time - Summer Time

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