SEL is part of our everyday curriculum

Natalie Marquez
School Counselor
John Marshall School No. 20
Phone: (908) 436-5784
Elizabeth, NJ

Working with Jill Brown to incorporate Generation Text lessons to our everyday curriculum has encouraged classrooms to thrive on fully interactive, introspective classroom participation.  Each activity is truly a joyous learning experience for teachers and students alike.

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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Keeping my teens talking – A Parent

You gave us the tools to get our kids to open up and the strategies to keep them talking!

Video: Small Groups in an Urban High School

Managing Emotions to decrease suspensions

I have learned so much!

Meeting in small groups a couple days a week has helped me learn new skills, qualities, etc. The main goal is to prepare not only me, but all students for the future.

Persistence keeps the program going

Randy, a boy at School 2 has been struggling (basically failing most subjects) in school for several years. When I met him his teachers, counselors, parents and administration were frustrated and simply did not know how to support and motivate him academically. He was always forgetting things, not turning in work, failing tests and disorganized. Last year in lunch bunch we worked on self-advocacy. This email is a testament to his advocating for himself…he continuously went to the counselor’s office asking to bring back Gen Text because our work with him supports him academically, socially and emotionally! How awesome is this?????

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.

GT is an excellent approach to preventing bullying

Generation Text Online is a proactive way of addressing bullying related issues/communications that occur routinely, whether it be between student to student or student to teacher.