Getting students to think about actions

  1. I really was interested in using the Eight Essential Questions as a way to get students to really think about their actions and the actions of others. Guiding students through group conversations about the Eight Essential Questions really seems to be an excellent way of handling any type of bullying situations going on in your class. I also love the idea of role playing to help students understand the concepts of “mean vs. nice” and “it was just a joke.”
  2. What I found the most valuable is the concept that it starts with the teacher. It is our responsibility to promote the 4 C’s from day 1 and understand our 21st Century students so that we are prepared to handle these kinds of bullying situations. If we do not teach them to be aware of bullying then they will never realize that it is happening around them. I realized that I shouldn’t wait for bullying to occur to teach my students about bullying. It needs to be a preventative concept.
  3. Moving forward, I plan on using many of the strategies taught in this course in order to maintain Safety, Order and Right in my school.

Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, parent, mentor or corporation, we can design a program to suit your needs. Let’s make the connection!

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Relationships and connections are so important!

These reminders about connections/relationships are so important. It can feel difficult to fit it all in, but without relationships and connection, the rest of the work is SO MUCH HARDER!

Video: Small Groups with High School Juniors

Each mentee got exactly what they personally needed

SEL is part of our everyday curriculum

Each activity is truly a joyous learning experience for teachers and students alike.

Supporting colleagues

My implementing some of the strategies we are learning about bit more about colleagues to support during these times.

My Lunch Bunch Experience

Being a Lunch Bunch mentor has been a powerful and fulfilling opportunity for me to support a small group of boys – at a vulnerable age between childhood and adulthood – develop emotional and social skills that I expect will positively impact their personal and academic success.

I Learned So Much

As an educator, I am more aware of how my classroom should be (culture and climate) and it’s so important.