A little winter fun for staff
We are having a staff breakfast next week and I saw the idea for predicting a snow day in a set on TPT for Staff Icebreakers . Clipart from Educlips. Thought this would be a nice way to support my hard working teachers. Can't wait to see there response.
Read the story You Be You.
As you are reading point out how the fish are all swimming but in different directions. Ask students what differences they saw. Talk about how we are like the fish in the book and we are all different but maybe we look or do something like someone else. But we are still unique.
Have students create their own rock fish and attach to the ocean (blue bulletin paper).
4Heart: The students loved being creative with designing their fish and how they swam in the ocean. Their ocean hung in the hall most of the year.
School Climate is at the heart of everything we do as school counselors. When discussing school climate with a colleague, she suggested Stan Davis’s book Schools Where Everyone Belongs. Besides the fundamentals of discipline (clear rules enforced consistently) and addressing bullying, Davis does a fantastic job in reminding us that the attitudes of staff have a profound impact on the students.
He stated that the subtle way teachers interact with students affects the way other students view and treat them. “When we show by our actions that we value every student, we encourage our students to do the same” (Davis, p.44). The book is full of useful strategies for bullying, discipline, and communication with students and families.
My biggest take away changed the way I talk to my students and my own children. Davis suggested calm, descriptive feedback statements that do not include judgement or our feelings are most likely to help youth focus on their own actions and the results of those actions. The book has specific examples for feedback and praise. Great quick read.
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