About this event
In today’s youth climate, the most effective way of teaching and reaching students is by taking their mental health into account.

Join us on Monday, August 22, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT, for a virtual PD opportunity to learn Essential Skills for Effective Teaching where you will learn practical skills to effectively teach while considering students’ mental health.

Part 1:
Teaching with Compassion
Learn best practices for effective teaching, creating a positive mental environment for students and teachers
with Dr. Regan Gurung, PhD
Professor and Director of the General Psychology Program at Oregon State University.

Part 2:
Mental Health Safety in the Classroom
Master the warning signs of students at risk and how to practice a warm handoff to professionals when needed.
with Jill Harkavy–Friedman, PhD
Vice President of Research, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:
1. Identify Five Essential Skills for successful teaching
2. Apply evidence-informed practices to address student mental health as part of effective teaching
3. Create ways to practice self-care for themselves.
4. Know the Warning Signs of Students at Risk
5. Master how to practice a warm handoff when noticing students at risk

About Dr. Gurung:
Regan A. R. Gurung is a social psychologist by training with research encompassing social, health, and pedagogical psychology. Over 100 of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has co-authored/co-edited 15 books. His most recent books are Thriving in Academia (with Pam Ansburg and Mark Basham), and Study Like a Champ (with John Dunlosky). He was a founding co-editor of APA’s journal Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, co-chaired the APA General Psychology Initiative, and is past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

About Jill Harkavy Friedman:
A pioneer in suicide research, she was the first researcher to ask high school students about suicidal ideation and behavior. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman leads the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s growing research grant program. She works with over 200 scientific advisors to evaluate progress in the field and chart the next areas of inquiry to yield impactful insights and strategies for suicide prevention.