As a former special education teacher, I know that being an educator is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Educators spend countless hours each and every single day trying to ensure their students receive a well-rounded education, as well as provide emotional support and guidance. I often tell anyone who will listen that educators—especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic—are our nation’s unsung heroes.
Many of you have probably spent the last year exhausted. The pandemic has taken a toll on educators and students that will likely take years to undo. But, there have also been many successes and triumphs throughout this period. Educators adapted and have been teaching their students in-person, virtually, and in a hybrid model. What this has taught many of us who work in the field of education is that we are stronger than we thought, and we need to make it a priority to continually find new and creative ways to keep students engaged. After all, we want our students to love learning in some capacity.
The Healthy Relationships Curriculum is a highly adaptable program that meets students where they are. When educators purchase our program, they receive over 100 educational videos, role-playing and demonstrations, 39 ready-to-use lessons, outcome measurement tools, and an online portal that connects them directly to our team to answer questions that might arise.
While the Healthy Relationships Curriculum can be used with any student, it is specifically designed to support students with varying needs. Whether your students are on the autism spectrum, have a cognitive impairment, a learning disability, or a unique need, our program is specifically designed to teach them critical life and social skills in a way that they can easily understand.
Our topics focus on issues like appropriate physical boundaries, sexuality, and how to navigate cyberbullying. These are real-life, timely, and relevant topics that your students have probably asked you about or they are privately contemplating. It’s important to have educational activities that your students are interested in and hopefully enjoy.
Whether your students are learning virtually from their homes or are headed back to the classroom in the next few days and weeks, it’s important that they continue to learn and stay engaged with their schoolwork. If you have questions on the Healthy Relationships Curriculum, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and tell you about how this program has educators and students across the nation.
All my best,
Jen Falkowski, M.Ed.