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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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.

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.

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