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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How PK-12 schools are getting back-to-school ready amid mental health crisis

Students are about to return to the classroom, many for their first full year of in-person learning since before the pandemic. Here’s a look at how PK-12 schools across the country are supporting student mental and emotional health this fall.

Effectively Address student well-being as you prepare for their return to campus this fall

As higher education leaders prepare for students to return to campus this fall, the spotlight continues to shine on mental health awareness. Here are 6 ways higher education leaders can effectively address students’ emotional well-being.

New Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has been updated to a three-digit number, 988. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

Why Kognito?

From PK-12 through higher education, Kognito provides dynamic, experiential learning proven to change student lives. Continue reading to learn more about Kognito and how our approach to learning has greatly impacted PK-12 schools and higher education institutions.

Foster an Inclusive Campus Community with DEI Role-Play Simulation

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. Continue reading for more information on BIPOC mental health and how Kognito helps faculty gain the awareness, knowledge, and skills to engage across differences with integrity and empathy through our DEI program Cultivating Inclusive Communities.

Virtual trainings provide upstream violence prevention in schools

Kognito’s Violence Prevention Suite takes a unique and comprehensive approach to addressing school violence. Keep reading to learn why violence prevention isn’t just a teacher’s role, and explore our suite of online simulations that bring the entire school community in alignment to help combat school violence.

Professional development to help educators support LGBTQ+ students

Pride Month is an opportunity to learn, grow, and develop a deeper understanding of how to support members of LGBTQ+ communities. Learn more about our simulation Step In, Speak Up!

ACHA 2022 Annual Meeting Highlights

We recently exhibited at the ACHA 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Here’s a brief summary of the annual meeting and our key takeaways.

Motivational interviewing: An evidence-based strategy for talking to teens

Motivational interviewing is a new technique gaining popularity as an effective communication strategy. Here is an overview of motivational interviewing — what it is, how it’s done, and why it’s an important skill for parents, caregivers, teachers, or anyone who wants to have more meaningful conversations that ignite behavior change.

Supporting LGBTQ+ students from grade school to grad school

In light of Pride Month, here’s a look at why supporting LGBTQ+ students is so important, the role of schools and educators, and how educational leaders can train faculty and staff to better support students.

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.

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