Brain & Body

In the past decade or so, educators have started to consider “student well-being” as not only a necessary precondition for learning, but also as an end in itself and as an important factor in life success.

“Student well-being” is an extremely broad concept.  It encompasses topics as diverse as how to prevent and respond to concussions, empathy, self-regulation, how hormones like cortisol and dopamine affect behaviour and mood, and complex social interactions like consent and self-advocacy.

The pages in this section are meant to provide ready access to some of the latest research and thinking on the intersection between our brains and bodies, and about the connection being  well-being and learning.