🚨 69% of public schools have seen an increase in students seeking mental health services since COVID-19 (NCES, 2022) 🚨

It might be a good idea to go back to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to explain the predicament we find ourselves in after COVID-19.  We all know the bottom line: Without a foundation of trust and safety, our efforts to educate can be like seeds sown on rocky ground.

Did you know that neural coupling is a game-changer in building this foundation?  As it turns out, human brains synchronize in healthy environments and structured, meaningful interactions in great conversations actually make us feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.

Why is this critical? Because a staggering 76% of schools reported an increase in staff voicing concerns about their students exhibiting symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and trauma (NCES, 2022). This statistic isn’t just a number—it represents the silent struggles that hinder learning and personal growth.

🔍 Here’s the silver lining: The latest episode of the Teach Different Podcast unveils a powerful technique that has been transforming classrooms across the country. We dive deep into how leveraging neural coupling through structured conversations can establish the trust and safety needed for students to thrive.

👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 This isn’t just another podcast. It’s a call to action. It’s about shaping an environment where civility and learning don’t just coexist but fuel each other.

🎧 Listen in, get inspired, and let’s collectively turn the tide for our students. Because when they feel safe and trusted, the sky’s the limit.

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