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Friday, February 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Good Grief? How To Be Supportive To The Many Losses Students Face

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Teachers are the front line for dealing with students experiencing loss, but did anyone teach you how to support them? Who hasn't had a student who has moved from somewhere else, lost a pet, had divorced parents or lost a loved one? Unresolved grief can cause us to turn to short-term reliefs such as food, substances or even over-productivity. In this session, we will deconstruct the myths that surround grief in our society, make note of how people often cope and then look at ways to support students that actually helps them! Grief and loss is an uncomfortable topic, but one that will go a long way to helping students for years to come!

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Kimberly Hamilton

Kimberly Hamilton graduated from the University of Alberta in 2000. She first began her career teaching in junior high in Edmonton, but later moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she taught at a private school. When she moved back to Edmonton, she resumed her teaching career. She... Read More →

Friday February 28, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MST
(Westin - Devonian Room)