Introducing The Healthy Mind Platter concept (David Rock and Daniel J Siegel, M.D.), and discussing how this tool can help us ensure that we are doing what we can to promote our well-being. We will reflect on what ingredients in The Healthy Mind Platter we need for ourselves, and how we can create classrooms, homes, and other contexts where these various ingredients are addressed, embedded and encouraged. Lastly, we will discuss planning and action steps around how to introduce this concept to Middle Years Learners and have them apply this to their own lives.
  • Introduction to The Healthy Mind Platter (David Rock and Daniel J Siegel, M.D.)
  • Reflecting on ingredients we ourselves need
  • Planning and action steps around how to introduce this concept to Middle Years Learners
Middle School Guidance Counsellor
Laura D’Angelo is a Middle School guidance counsellor at an independent school in Toronto. As part of her role, she delivers engaging lessons around cultivating wellbeing within the classroom. Prior to this, she worked as an elementary classroom teacher for 10 years. Laura graduated with a Master of Education degree from OISE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development department with a focus on girls’ education and the development of the self. Laura is passionate about inspiring students to live reflectively and creatively by following their passions and their respective paths. Laura has recently published a book entitled A Month of Mindful Moments: A guidebook and journal for girls, filled with strategies and ideas that can be incorporated into a classroom context, as well as used independently by children aged 8-13, in small groups or at home.