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!! https://mentalhealthweek.ca/

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 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=78559976&site=ehost-live
Live the Dream!Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=19263264&site=ehost-live
School friends say these words.Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=10598705&site=ehost-live
School Friends.Scholastic News — Edition 1http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=35218373&site=ehost-live
Kids Care! Meet Kids who make a difference.Scholastic News — Edition 3http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=133293693&site=ehost-live
A New Kind of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=93429588&site=ehost-live
ARE YOU A BULLY?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=57961102&site=ehost-live
Be a Bully Buster.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=118890850&site=ehost-live
DEBATE: Should Schools Ban Dodgeball?Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=89933854&site=ehost-live
Don’t Just Stand By.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=87632621&site=ehost-live
It’s All About Respect.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=118890849&site=ehost-live
Lesson in Compassion.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=36212129&site=ehost-live
MAKING SCHOOL Cool.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=18404434&site=ehost-live
Making School COOL.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=50732129&site=ehost-live
STICKY SITUATION.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=87118237&site=ehost-live
Tales of Bullying.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=70255938&site=ehost-live
The Language of Friendship.Scholastic News — Edition 5/6http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=120963334&site=ehost-live
Could You Become a Mean Meme?Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=126621232&site=ehost-live
Do You Have What It Takes to Stop Bullies?Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=74237103&site=ehost-live
Failures of Kindness.Scholastic Scopehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=120517389&site=ehost-live

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 cmcgarroch@prn.bc.ca, for more ideas and lessons on kindness!!

Wonder Kindness Short Video

Read Kindness Books

Kindness Family Toolkit

Spread Kindness Campaign

World Kindness Day November 13th

If you can anything …. be kind!!

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

Wonder Kindness Short Video

Read Kindness Books

Kindness Family Toolkit

Sign Up To Recieve Kindness Curriculum

Spread Kindness Campaign

Great enthusiasm at today’s Rep Session!!

Thanks to all the attendees for the rich discussion and sharing during the Positive School Culture Session today.  Tentatively we meet on February 7th from 1-3 in the DDC for our second session (I will confirm details when I know the TTOC situation – some people were unable to make today’s session due to a TTOC shortage).  Our Celebration is set for May 16th from 4-6:30 with supper included!!  Each school will present 3 slides again – details will be posted!!

Here is the slideshow October 18th Positive School Culture Slide Deck

4 Key Elements Graphic Organizer — 4 Key Elements Brainstorm & Sharing Activity

4 Key Elements with recorded ideas, strategies & initiatives — 4ElementsRecordedIdeas

The Feelings Activity — The Feelings Walking Tour

Social-Emotional Learning 5 Domains — EnglishWheel (2)

Silent Drawing Activity & Reflection Questions — SilentDrawingActivity&Questions

Silent Drawing 11 x 17 paper —Silent DrawPaper

Examples of Reps Cooperative Silent Drawing — SilentDrawingExamples

Compassionate Curiosity Article https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2018/07/03/to-understand-your-students-use-compassionate-curiosity.html

Learning Evidence for 2018-2019

  1. Key Elements of Success with Action Plan (Google Form → one per school)  (CM)
  2. ASSESS → “Incident” → Referrals & Reports (School Framework)
  3. School Connectedness Survey – carry out October & May – 5 common questions on shared Google Form (School Framework)
  4. Artifacts in Personal & Social Competencies (supported by School Rep/Team)  (CM – One per school by April for District Framework)