Educator Blog

Information and inspiration for thought-leaders in mental wellness and education

Our blog features a variety of content from the latest trends and social issues impacting education, to interviews with subject matter experts and clients who are successfully using Kognito products. Additionally, we also feature cutting edge research from our in-house team related to student and athlete mental health, product efficacy and cultivating resiliency after trauma. Check in weekly for the latest blog updates.

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Case Study: University Teaches Faculty and Staff Importance of Gatekeeper Training

The pandemic has amplified mental health challenges and higher education institutions like the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign have seen a need to support student well-being now more than ever. Here is an overview of how this top-rated university successfully leveraged our At-Risk products to support student mental health.

6 Ways to Promote Inclusivity in Higher Education

Promoting inclusivity in higher education requires a review of culture, policies, and curriculum. Here are six strategies to consider in your efforts to create a more inclusive learning environment on your campus.

New Research Reveals Importance of Connection for Teen Mental Health

New data from the CDC finds that high school students with close school relationships or virtual connections were less likely to report mental health concerns. Shashank V. Joshi, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Education at Stanford University shares why teens need connection.

The Role of Schools in Supporting Children’s Mental Health

Schools and school communities play a vital role in supporting children’s mental health, from prevention to intervention. We recently interviewed Dr. Shashank V. Joshi, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Education at Stanford University, who spoke with us about the role of schools in supporting mental health.

Students in Distress: How to Spot Warning Signs

Today’s students from Pre-K to college are facing unprecedented mental health challenges. Warning signs vary slightly by age group. Here are some risk factors to be aware of, as well as warning signs of distress in young children, teens, college students, and virtual students.

Prescription Drug Misuse on College Campuses: An Interview with Dr. Laura Holt (Part 2 of 2)

We interviewed Dr. Laura Holt, a Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity College about her research on prescription drug use and misuse on college campuses and how it helped Kognito with the development of the Prescription Drugs simulation. Here are highlights of Dr. Holt’s research and the increasing need to bring awareness to prescription drug misuse on college campuses.

Prescription Drug Misuse on College Campuses: An Interview with Dr. Laura Holt (Part 1 of 2)

We interviewed Dr. Laura Holt, a Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity College about her research on prescription drug use and misuse on college campuses and how it helped Kognito with the development of the Prescription Drugs simulation. Here are highlights of Dr. Holt’s research and the increasing need to bring awareness to prescription drug misuse on college campuses.

Fostering a growth mindset can cultivate a more inclusive campus community

Many educators know that a growth mindset is important in the academic world, but it’s also important for diversity and inclusion efforts. Here’s why it’s important, and how campuses can work to foster a growth mindset culture that helps students feel more supported.

2022 NASPA Annual Conference Highlights

We recently exhibited at the 2022 NASPA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a summary of the key speakers and panelists that shared best practices, efficiencies, and innovations in Higher Education as well as Kognito clients we were able to connect with.

Office on Violence Against Women Grants Help Reduce Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

OVW funding has enabled campuses across the country to leverage Kognito’s digital practice-based experiential learning to address sexual misconduct prevention, bystander intervention, and informed consent. Learn more about the OVW 2022 grants and how they can be used to fund Kognito’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention program.

Funding SEL Curriculum and Professional Development

A variety of federal and local funding can help districts bring the power of Kognito’s experiential learning to their schools. Here is an overview of our Funding Guide where we share specific funding sources that can be used for Kognito’s PK-12 simulations.

Kognito celebrates International Women’s Day and strives to #BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the social, political, cultural, and historical achievements of women. We asked the Kognito team to share how and why they strive to break the bias and support the movement of creating a completely equal society. Here is what they had to say.

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