Social-Emotional Skills for Everybody — Session

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Opening Exercise — Venn Diagram — similarities & differences with guided questions and powerful reflection questions!

Celebration – May 16, 2019

100 % of School Districts 60 schools were represented at May 16th’s Positive School Culture “Celebration”!! Please click on the following link to see some of the highlights and slide decks. The last slide of each school’s presentation is a brainstorm of social-emotional programming currently being implemented. Celebration Slide Decks

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Please download and have a look at these awesome lessons using Mentor Texts!! I love the lessons – if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Here is a website that has ideas and activities for the month of May – who are we kidding, this is good stuff that can be used any time of year!!

Addressing Mental Health in the Classroom – handouts

We had a great turn out for the Positive School Culture Session on February 7th, 2019. Teachers, Administrators and trustees participated in a BCTF workshop facilitated by Anne Saar from Prince George. Please click on the following to open or download handouts, key discussion points and useful links from the workshop. I am looking forward to continuing the learning around Mental Health & Well-Being in School District 60. Send me a quick email if you are interested in learning more about Social-Emotional Learning & Mental Health Literacy, I’m happy to work together & share valuable ideas, strategies and lessons that can be used K-12!!

‘Pink Shirt Day’ Toolkits, Lessons, Articles & Stories – February 27th, 2019

Pink Shirt Day Toolkits

We have access to so many magazines, articles and stories through Digmore and Ebsco!!

Click the link to anything that looks like it would be a good fit for your class!! Articles and stories are sorted according to publication title (for example scholastic news 1 is grade 1, scholastic news 3 is grade 3 and so on …

ArticleJournal TitlePermalinks
4 Ways to Make a Friend.Scholastic News — Edition 1
Live the Dream!Scholastic News — Edition 1
School friends say these words.Scholastic News — Edition 1
School Friends.Scholastic News — Edition 1
Kids Care! Meet Kids who make a difference.Scholastic News — Edition 3
A New Kind of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
ARE YOU A BULLY?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Be a Bully Buster.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
DEBATE: Should Schools Ban Dodgeball?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Don’t Just Stand By.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
It’s All About Respect.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Lesson in Compassion.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
MAKING SCHOOL Cool.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Making School COOL.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
STICKY SITUATION.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Tales of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
The Language of Friendship.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6
Could You Become a Mean Meme?Scholastic Scope
Do You Have What It Takes to Stop Bullies?Scholastic Scope
Failures of Kindness.Scholastic Scope

Adrienne Gear’s ideas on teaching Kindness & Empathy

Adrienne Gear’s new book ‘Powerful Understanding’ has a wonderful lesson on ‘Kindness’ with a great graphic organizer (pg 121) titled ‘Leaving My Heartprint‘ — click the link below …

If you can anything …. be kind!!

Please click the link for ideas, lessons & recommended books to teach kindness!!  Or send me an email at, for more ideas and lessons on kindness!!

Wonder Kindness Short Video

Read Kindness Books

Kindness Family Toolkit

Spread Kindness Campaign

Mental Health — PowerPoint & Teaching Notes – Jan. 30th!!

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 30th, 2019Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk campaign promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on fighting stigma, improving access to care, supporting research and leading by example in workplace mental health. Want to help end the stigma, but not sure how? Bell Let’s Talk created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide, helpful tips for the workplace, as well as, shareable images for all to use to show their support. Find out more