When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.
This is a pre assessment to a lesson on E-Cigarattes. My goal is two fold. First is to find out what they already know and understand about e-cigaretts as well as their ability to evaluate media (the standards is about being able to evaluate healthcare products and services) This goal is challenging to assess with a short discussion but the article they use to support thier thinking will give me insiight on where I need to start.Learning Target/Objective:I can begin to evaluate products and services that may affect my health.Assignment Directions1. Please watch the videos below2. Post your reply to the questions belowWhat do the old time commercials tell you we use to think about smoking cigaretts?Do you think history will repeat itself with e-cigaretts? In other words, do you think we will eventually learn that E-Cigarettes/JUUL are more harmful then we know now?If you need more information avout e-cigaretts (vaping) I posted a second video below.Why or Why not?Your "why or why not" explanation should include at least 1 link to an article that supports your thinking.TEENS REACT TO CIGARETTE COMMERCIALS Smoking vs Vaping
Helping Bereaved Children: 20 Activities for Processing Grief
Copyrighted Article Re-Posted with Permission from authors Brad A. Imhoff, Kaela Vance and Amberle Quackenbush of Ohio University Presented to the 2012 All Ohio Counselors Conference in Columbus, Ohio
The Kindness Curriculum, available in both Spanish and English, has been shown to help students self-regulate, improve peer relationships, develop a stronger sense of empathy and kindness, and positively impact academic performance and social competence.
This is a great resource by PBS Kids. It is an interactive comic book of "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" about Arthur and his friends. Arthur teases a friend about a new sweater, but goes to far. She asks him to stop and he doesn't, so she tells the teacher. The teacher tells him to write an apology and he writes a terrible apology that makes his friends even more upset with him. The story has multiple endings so students can try out different decisions. Goes well with the definition of bullying and what to do if you are being bullied...or if someone accuses you of bullying. Could also be used with understanding that people might exhibit bullying behavior but that doesn't define who they are "A Bully" for life.
Put Yourself in a Safe Place: Engaging the Imagination
A Copyrighted Activity Created by and Re-posted with Permission from
Kristina Marcelli Sargent
The participants will:
1. Focus and visualize on a “safe place”
2. Use art and art elements to create a symbolic place where they feel safe and use this place for visualization and calming
This activity was designed for use with children but could easily be adapted to any age of individual who has experienced trauma and wants to symbolically gain a safe place.