This afternoon I was in Target perusing the dollar spot as usual, when I saw IT - a hat that looked strikingly similar to the "bully hat" Katie wears in Confessions of a Former Bully ! I've wanted to make a bully hat ever since I read Confessions of a Former Bully by Trudy Ludwig
A reader asked me where she could get lessons on RESPECT for middle school. Q: My hat off to you! As a counselor we many hats, and you seems to be wearing many more than that.
Wow. That is all I can say. I cannot believe it is February already. What happened to January?!?! Where does the time go? I guess that is the million dollar question.
Increasingly, teachers, educational therapists and parents who work with special needs students are finding MakeBeliefsComix.com a useful resource in helping their youngsters express themselves and communicate. In this section (see subject tabs above) are tips and ideas sent to us by those who use the site with students who have a wide array of disabilities. You will find that youngsters respond well to the site's many characters, each of whom shows four different emotions. They will enjoy the empowering experience of using the computer to build a comic strip right in front of their eyes and take pride in having successfully created short comic stories. Making comics is also an activity that you will have fun doing with your students.
By Kate Ohrt Interest Level: Ages 4 and Up A Note From the Publisher: Not only do rainbows reveal the path to an ever elusive pot of gold, but they also reveal colors of emotion. In The Rainbow Book, Kate Ohrt sheds light on the relationship between colors and the emotions they might inspire. Each page reveals an intricate paper-cut design in a single color, which is set off by an intense black background. Colors are paired with corresponding emotions, such as, "When I feel RED, I am fiery and bold." The Rainbow Book culminates with a bright, foldout rainbow that brings together all the colors and emotions in one beautiful display. The Rainbow Book is a great way for children to practice color identification, to discover the emotions associated with various colors of the rainbow, and is sure to bring a smile to the faces of all who come across its colorful cutouts and sincere moments.
Each year, more than 53,000 people lose their lives to violence. In addition to the tremendous physical and emotional toll, violence has substantial medical and lost productivity costs. In 2000, these totaled more than $70 billion in the United States. The figure grows when we add criminal justice system costs, social services, and other expenses. One way CDC is helping the nation prevent violence is a free on-line course that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Research proving school based staff are more effective regarding social and emotional learning. Monday, July 18, 2011 Research in Focus: Social-Emotional Learning by Jim Raines, Ph.D. Illinois researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of 213 research studies on social and emotional learning (SEL) over the past 38 years (1970-2007), involving over 270,000 students. They determined that teaching universal SEL had significantly positive results in six areas: social and emotional skills, attitudes toward self and others, prosocial behavior, decreased conduct problems, less emotional distress, and academic achievement.
Who are school social workers? School social workers are pupil services professionals who generally hold a masters degree in social work and who have unique training and experience specific to working in schools and/or with children. This training includes special education law, school law, and systems theory. They understand the interrelatedness of various systems such as: education, juvenile justice, family/children’s health, mental health, and child protective services. Where do school social workers practice?
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The Postsecondary Readiness Initiative (PRI) addresses the academic challenges faced by the North of Howard community by promoting academic achievement and postsecondary aspirations and readiness. The initiative is born out of Family Matters’ efforts to focus on critical areas that warrant special attention and to demonstrate their outcomes across programs. PRI is a new component of the organization’s comprehensive youth development programming. Intrinsic to Family Matters’ youth development strategy are: shared leadership between staff and youth; an emphasis on young people’s strengths and gifts; and a partnership with their parents and other adult allies. PRI provides a framework through which tenets of positive youth development strengthen students in the following areas:
1987 The organization opens its doors when a group of local families and Kim DeLong, the founder and Executive Director of Family Matters, create Family Connections . The goal of Family Connections is to facilitate after-school learning opportunities for children, ages 5 through 12. Physical fitness activities, science and literacy projects, community outreach initiatives, fieldtrips, and exploration of the arts enhance the children’s leadership abilities and support them in expanding their world. The program nurtures deep family involvement and families commit to being an integral part of programming. 1989 Sisters of Strength (SOS) is founded with a group of neighborhood teen girls who want a safe, caring place in which they can learn, share and grow.
Conversation with Counselors in an opportunity for parents/guardians and community members to learn more about the school counseling program, help support the events and activities of the school counseling program or learn more about various topics of interest to help support students. Here are the dates and topics that will be discussed this year: Thursday September 27 th : Topic: Rachel’s Challenge at 7 pm in the gym