Educators should use a wide range of instructional approaches to enhance students’ social, emotional, and cognitive learning. Skill-based health education can empower students and improve their resiliency by allowing students to learn, practise, and refine active listening, critical-thinking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and refusal skillsi. When educators use effective instructional strategies to help students achieve the curriculum expectations and use appropriate methods to assess student learning, they are more likely to address every student’s needs.
i Ophea. (2015, May 4). A holistic approach to mental health [web page content].