The Delta School District has invited teachers and students to participate in a blog entitled 180 Days of Learning. On Day 55, the Remembrance Day video created by Division 21 and Mr. Wong, the teacher librarian was showcased along with a very important comment by one of our students. You can read it here.
In our classroom we work hard to stay positive despite challenges with school work and behaviour. One way to help develop self-esteem is to use affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that we tell ourselves. We have been reading and watching the book Affirmation Weaver from Stress Free Kids. Students made beautiful pictures showing the sea creatures featured in the books along with the affirmations. Jonathan said that I could share the powerpoint that he created. Thanks Jonathan!
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SuperFlex is a curriculum from Michelle Garcia Winner and Stephanie Madrigal which uses a concept which kids know and enjoy (Superheroes) to teach flexible thinking in a more visual, fun and understandable fashion. (Check out Michelle's website at http://www.socialthinking.com/)
Because we are using the curriculum with a larger group I have turned the books into interactive powerpoints which everyone enjoys! Here we learn two strategies for problem solving - thinking about the size of the problem and staying calm through breathing and relaxation.
This is my fourth year as a District Behaviour Support and Intervention teacher with the New Westminster School District. My focus is on students who are having serious challenges with self-regulation across many domains - biological, emotional, cognitive, social and prosocial - at school, at home and in the community. My role is to provide support to teachers and teams to create an environment for success for the student.