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Joellen Killion and Jim Knight: Listen In as Two Leading Experts Talk about Coaching!

One silver lining of social distancing has been the many fresh educational resources appearing on the internet, writes Cathy Gassenheimer. “Wonderful content is being created by expert colleagues whose energetic minds never stop looking for ways to engage and share.” One case in point – the recent Facebook Live discussion between coaching experts Jim Knight and Joellen Killion. Read Cathy’s notes and follow our link to the archive.

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Meeting Our Mental Health Challenges During the Covid-19 Pandemic

In this guest post, Commissioner Lynn Beshear shares targeted resources curated by the Alabama Department of Mental Health to help support students, educators and parents during the current pandemic. She also highlights the Department’s school system outreach collaborative. “We strive to assist any child we can reach with preventive care and treatment that will help them to become healthy adults.”

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