One is the Canadian winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize. The other is a respected mental health expert and Tes columnist.
And next week, they’ll find themselves at Tes HQ to talk about the importance of mental health education.
Maggie MacDonnell shot to edu-fame earlier this year when it was announced (from the International Space Station) that she was to be crowned 2017’s Global Teacher.
From her home in Salluit, an Inuit community in the far north of Quebec, MacDonnell has set up a life-skills programme for girls, helped to support several suicidal pupils, secured funding for hot meals in the community, established a fitness centre and has even been a foster parent for her own pupils.
She is a teacher on the front line of the mental health crisis, trying to make a positive impact wherever possible. It’s safe to say, she knows a thing or two about how to support struggling students.
Tackling the mental health crisis
On Friday, she’ll be interviewed live on Tes Facebook by Tes columnist and former DfE mental health tsar Natasha Devon.
Devon’s work in schools around the country, offering advice, support and reassurance to both pupils and teachers, gives her a unique insight into the depth and seriousness of the mental health crisis in our schools.
The live interview will be must-watch for teachers, leaders and heads everywhere.
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