Hope At Home - Teacher Resources
Have your classes been moved online?
Are you looking for ways to help students from afar? You’re not alone.
Hope Squad is here to help. Below, you’ll find resources to help you support your students and maintain your mental and physical health.
Helping Your Students
Preparing lessons, grading papers, and supporting students from afar can be difficult.
Hope Squad is here to help with resources to support students while school is online.
Hope Squad Family Lessons: Mental health lessons for students and families (English/Spanish)
Closegap: Mental health check-in platform for your students
Hope Squad: 30-Day Family Challenge (PDF)
Hope Squad: Self-Care Bingo (PDF)
Hope Squad: Gratitude Journal (PDF)
Hope Squad: Learn more about teletherapy (PDF)
NASP: Comprehensive school suicide prevention in a time of distance learning
Mental Health and Wellness:
COVID-19 Resilient Educator Kit
How teachers can navigate difficult emotions during school closures
Intensive Care Society: Wellbeing resources during COVID-19
Lecture: Psychiatric Treatments of Minority and Underserved Populations: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies To Manage Anxiety: Tools to Build Resilience
My Workplace Health: Managing stress in the workplace
Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Resources to support mental health and coping with COVID-19
The Trevor Project: Implications of COVID-19 for LGBTQ youth mental health and suicide prevention
Teacher Wellness: Articles, videos, and resources for educators
Prevent Child Abuse Indiana: Monitoring student well-being from home
Leaning into social-emotional learning amid the COVID-19 crisis
Maintaining Your Health
Maintaining your physical health is crucial to protect yourself and your family members.
Exercising, maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, and eating healthy are also linked to improved mental health. Check out the following recommendations for ways to improve and maintain your physical health.
Hope Squad has compiled education resources to help you teach your students during quarantine.
Activities, Worksheets, Videos:
Discovery Education: Over 190,000 activities and resources for K-12
edHelper.com: Printable math/writing worksheets (Grades K-5)
Educational Insights: Reading, spelling, math, and activity worksheets (Grades K-6)
Remark: Free online testing platform
Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Academy for Educators: Free, interactive computer science courses
Casio: Math activities and samples
iknowit: Over 500 math activities, lessons, and explanations (Grades K-5)
Labster: Virtual biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering laboratory simulations (Grades 9-12)
Big Universe: Free access to more than 17,000 eBooks
Epic!: Free remote access to over 40,000 books through June 30, 2020
Crisis Text Line: Service is free, available 24/7, and connects texters to trained crisis counselors
- United States: Text HOME to 741741
- Canada: Text HOME to 686868
- UK: Text HOME to 85258
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trevor Project LifeLine for LGBQT+ youth
- Call 1-866-488-7386
- Text START to 678678 for TrevorText
- TrevorChat available on the website
NAMI: National helpline/warmline directory (PDF)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
SAMHSA also has a national helpline for 24/7 treatment referral for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)