Day 2 and I was back in 7th grade classes to talk with them more about bullying. Yesterday’s lesson took the whole period and there was little time to process and discuss the presentation and activity. I used the first part of the period today to wrap up. I
Here is the PowerPoint I showed the 7th grade classes today. 7th Grade Bullying Lesson I turned it into a movie using Microsoft Movie Maker. While I wasn’t able to share everything I talked about with the students into this movie, it does give a quick rundown of what we
I believe it is important as a school counselor to help students find their voice. I like to listen to what they have to say. Middle Schoolers are very insightful young people. They still have a sense of fairness and responsibility, yet they still are full of innocence and youth.
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In a recent post, I had a link to a webinar about the Bully, The Bullied, and The Not So Innocent Bystander. I thought it would be a great webinar to help with professional development and allow fellow counselors and other readers of this blog the opportunity to have a
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/612341935 Just thought I’d share with you information about this upcoming webinar. I have this book, and thought I would use it have a book group with kids. Needless to say when I saw this in my email this morning, I was excited. (Free is also the key word.)
Icebreakers are important when meeting with new groups of students, or even groups that have been together for a while. I use icebreakers to begin new topics, encourage dialog, help everyone have equal opportunities to share his/her thoughts with the group, and to help everyone to get to know each
I am still thinking about Jamie Nabozny’s visit. I don’t want his message to be a one shot deal. I have been working all year on how to make school a place where everyone feels comfortable, where everyone feels respected, and where everyone takes responsibility for their words and actions.
There’s a big difference between 5th graders and 8th graders. Fifth graders are still so young and innocent. Eighth graders, are definitely more mature. They are bigger, stronger, and have started to resemble adults. They are really starting to analyse things. But do you know what these two classes have in common?