No school leader wants to plan for a tragic loss in their community, but David Aderhold argues that this goes hand-in-hand with prioritizing mental health.
As a warning, this Talk contains indirect references to suicide and self-harm. For suicide prevention resources, please visit TED’s Blog:
Educator David Aderhold is part of a growing cohort of school leaders who have tragically lost a student due to death by suicide. Is there anything educators can do to prepare for the devastating impact of such a tragedy? David learned that his greatest resource in responding to loss was learning from those with experience while also leaning into his own expertise in creating appropriate structures and processes for schools. This Talk is his rally cry for acknowledging and harnessing the collective expertise in our education communities and establishing a culture of care for students that actively prioritizes mental health.
The TED-Ed Educator Talks channel is dedicated to celebrating great ideas in education. Each educator featured on this channel participated in TED Masterclass — a professional learning program that helps people identify, develop and share their ideas with each other… and the world.
Want to bring the TED Masterclass program to your school, district or organization?
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/tedmasterclass