Creating a Safe, Inclusive, and Accepting Learning Environment

While teaching healthy living can be challenging, most educators find that once a safe, inclusive, and accepting learning environment has been established, they can have thoughtful and productive discussions with their students. In a classroom where respectful teacher-student relationships have been established, more meaningful conversations can happen about topics that need to be approached with sensitivity.

Educators can do many things to create a healthy learning environment. The following ideas can help prepare educators to teach healthy living: