Archive for October, 2012
According to Today’s Family News, “72% of Canadians believe that spanking should remain a legal option for Canadian parents. This includes 57% of parents who say they never spank their children. “ http://www.todaysfamilynews.ca/tfn/family/statsFacts/Stats&Facts.htm As a professional working with children, would you encourage a class discussion around spanking? Why or why not?
“Mindfulness is paying attention here and now with kindness and curiosity.” (http://www.mindfuleducation.org/whatismindfulness.html) With all of the hustle and bustle in the classroom, I wonder if our students might benefit from practicing mindfulness on a daily basis.
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“Tools for Life has supported the way in which we, as educators, promote social and emotional learning, in our classroom. As we moved through each lesson, we recognized that many of the strategies, we are already doing. However, the lessons extended our thoughts and provided tips and Tools to enhance and extend our support. We […]
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“If there could be anything that would best encompass the role of the Tools for Life program, it would be “Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” We at Country Hills Public School not only feel that the Tools for Life program has given us strategies in dealing with difficult times, but the ability to teach and maintain the program, year after year.”
Country Hills Public School
“When I attended the Tools for Life workshop, I was amazed at how much my child knew, and how we can use the tools to deal with problems at home.”
“(Tools for Life) has helped our school efforts to create a climate and culture that is courteous, kind, fair and respectful to others.”
Inge Ford – W.T. Townshend School