5th Annual Student Mental Wellness Conference has ended
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Jason Langin

Haverford Middle School
Teacher / Performer
Havertown, PA
Jason Langin has been a middle school educator for 18 years. After careers in marketing and fundraising, Langin turned to teaching to pursue his passion for working with teens. He received his undergraduate degree in Communications at Villanova University and later earned his Master’s degree in Education. He founded and directs the school's Student Council, Quiz Bowl team, and Actor's Workshop troupe. Langin performs and teaches for City Theater's Fearless Improv and is the co-founder of DJ Mixup (an improv group geared towards younger children). Langin is the author of five novels for adolescent readers, a former magazine columnist, and co-director of Five Fathers Children's Charity (an organization dedicated to helping families dealing with financial difficulties due to childhood disease and/or domestic abuse). He was awarded the Domenick J. Recchiuti Humanitarian Award and the A+ Educator Award by Main Line Parent. He is a very proud father of two teenage daughters Maya and Avery.

Jason will be presenting "Improvisation to Benefit Mental Health" on Wednesday, September 8 (11:00 - 12:00 pm Pacific Time). Mental wellness is not a solo issue because nobody lives in isolation. Having the ability to connect positively with others is one way to feel good about yourself. For some students, however, making positive connections can be challenging. Improvisation can help students find ways to make meaningful connections using humor and role play. Teachers, counselors, and administrators can learn how to incorporate improv techniques into lessons to help students learn how to interact. Be ready to have fun! (This is NOT the session to catch later on video. You're going to want to be live!)