Counselor's Gazzette November 2014

By Ms. Forte & Ms. Milano

Establishing a Culture of Leadership @ Central

One of the biggest questions in terms of childhood education is when do we even begin to learn? Clearly, if we want to understand early childhood education, few questions are as crucial as this one. The majority of psychologists state that the age range from 0-3 are the most crucial, developmentally. Science writer Annie Murphey Paul presents evidence of even earlier development. Using numerous studies from across the globe dealing with food and even cultural preference, she shows that a large sum of the learning we do may, in fact, be done while we’re still in the womb.

A child who lives in poverty is three times more likely to have a mental health problem. Reporter Denise Davy investigates why this happens and what’s being done. Read more:

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Step 1: Make a list of your student’s behavior problems. Be as concrete as possible about what the behaviors look like.

Step 2: Select 1 or 2 Target Behaviors (the one’s you want to correct) and the frequency (how often) they occur. Use your real life example.

Step 3: Brainstorm and list any and all triggers of the behavior. Use your real life example.

Where does the student’s behavior occur? When does the student’s behavior occur?

Step 4: Brainstorm and list the possible payoffs this student gets from their target behaviors.

Step 5: Develop a strategy to meet the needs your child is expressing through their behavior.

Step 6: Record your strategy and the results!

How To Prevent And Address Cyberbullying Behavior

Keep Tabs on Technology

Blocking or filtering content works well for younger children. Monitoring and discussion works best for tweens and teens.

Communication is the Key

Talk regularly with your students about online activities, specifically cyberbullying, and encourage your children to tell you immediately if they become the victim of cyberbullying, cyber-stalking, or other illegal online behaviors. Encourage your children to tell an adult if they are aware of others who may be the targeted by such behavior, and let them know that there will be consequences for their actions.

What can families do if it happens outside of school?

Cyberbullying is criminal if it includes phone calls or text messages that contain threats of violence, stalking, harassing, etc. If any of these are present , parents should contact local authorities immediately.

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