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By Informed Decisions
These activities are perfect for teens and young adults to explore and learn organizational, time management, and notetaking skills. This bundle includes interactive hands-on activities with step-by-step instructions. KEEP IN MIND: Social-emotional
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Study Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Handouts
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1b, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1b, SL.6.1, SL.6.1b, SL.7.1, SL.7.1b, SL.8.1, SL.8.1b, SL.9-10.1...
$11.75
$9.40
38
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Middle and high school students struggle to manage their time. This activity will provide an opportunity for students to see a visual representation of how to assess and better manage their time, through interactive activities.This resource
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Study Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$4.50
38
Digital Download PDF (3.27 MB)
By Informed Decisions
These engaging stress management activities for Advisory, Social-Emotional Learning, and push-in programs will help teens to learn to identify and understand what causes stress. It's important for our students to learn anxiety coping skills in order
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2c, W.7.3, W.7.3b, W.7.4, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2c, W.8.3...
$20.00
$16.00
39
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
This anti-bullying bundle provides an opportunity to address bullying with your students. It is perfect for high school and middle students to learn how to empathize with others, realize how quickly gossip can spread and become distorted, and how
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2c, W.7.3, W.7.3b, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c, W.8.3...
$12.00
$9.60
41
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
This is an interactive activity for middle and high school students to help them identify how they are motivated and what motivates them. This lesson plan is great as an introduction for goal setting lesson plans and to get them re-motivated during
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.6.1, W.6.1a, W.6.1b, W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a...
$3.00
34
Digital Download PDF (2.22 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Dating relationships are hard at any age. These interactive activities, skits, worksheets, and scenario cards provide teens and young adults real-life scenarios for them to learn to identify the difference between a healthy relationships and
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d
$11.75
$10.00
34
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Do you shake your head in disbelief when you see your students behaving poorly towards their friends? This resource is a great way to support your teens and young adults to be able to recognize the difference between a healthy friendships and an
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a, W.11-12.1b, SL.8.1, SL.8.1d...
$8.50
20
Digital Download ZIP (9.80 MB)
By Informed Decisions
This activity is a fun interactive way for middle and high school students to understand the importance of following directions by using a Following Directions worksheet and a reflection worksheet. This resource includes:Facilitation TipsEducator
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 6th, ...
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.00
20
Digital Download PDF (3.30 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults can often struggle to identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. This activity provides an opportunity for students to explore and identify 268 healthy and unhealthy ways to
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 6th, ...
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Task Cards, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2a, W.7.2b, W.7.2c, W.7.3, W.7.3b, W.7.4, W.8.2, W.8.2a, W.8.2b, W.8.2c...
$8.00
15
Digital Download ZIP (24.59 MB)
By Informed Decisions
This bundle offers interactive activities that will help students understand and explore the difference between healthy and unhealthy dating relations, friendships, and coping skills. There are hundreds of real life scenarios for students to relate
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d
$28.25
$22.60
7
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Growing up in the age of social media, teens and young adults tend to post every aspect of their lives. Using an interactive activity, survey, guided discussion questions and answers, and activity reflection worksheet, students will learn to
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1a, W.7.1b, W.8.1, W.8.1a, W.8.1b, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1a, W.9-10.1b, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1a...
$3.75
30
Digital Download PDF (1.45 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Middle and high school students struggle to understand that everyone does not have the same view of every situation. These interactive activities help demonstrate to students that everyone has different perspectives, perceptions, and personal
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2b, W.7.2d, W.7.2f, W.7.3e, W.8.2, W.8.2b, W.8.2d, W.8.3e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2b...
$10.00
$9.00
7
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Digital Learning meets stress and anxiety coping strategies with these interactive Boom Cards™ for grades 6-12!Teens and young adults often struggle to identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety.
Subjects:
Social Work, School Counseling, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.4, RI.6.7, RI.7.4, RI.7.7, RI.8.4, RI.8.7, RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.7, RI.11-12.4, RI.11-12.7, CCRA.L.4...
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (2.18 MB)
By Informed Decisions
These communications activities offer the opportunity for students to learn fun ways to effectively communicate with their peers and adults. Middle and high school students will to learn the importance of verbal cues and two-way communication and
Subjects:
School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
CCSS:
W.7.2, W.7.2b, W.7.2d, W.7.2f, W.7.3e, W.8.2, W.8.2b, W.8.2d, W.8.3e, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.2b...
$11.75
$9.40
5
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
This resource is an engaging activity that supports teens and young adults in understanding about how hurtful words can impact them and others. Using an interactive activities and reflection worksheet, middle and high school students can learn the
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Internet Activities, Printables
$3.00
13
Digital Download PDF (2.96 MB)
By Informed Decisions
The use of scenario cards is an excellent way for teens and young adults to learn to recognize the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationships in order to make informed decisions about their current and future relationships. This
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$8.50
7
Digital Download PDF (3.39 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults can often struggle to understand the difference between what is "just a joke," and sexual harassment. These interactive activities use scenario cards and group work for middle and high school to begin to recognize the
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.7.1c, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.1c, W.8.2, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.1c, W.9-10.2, W.11-12.1, W.11-12.1c...
$6.50
9
Digital Download ZIP (3.68 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Middle and high school students sometimes become overwhelmed trying to get organized. This activity will allow teens and young adults to explore and measure their level of organization in order to begin creating a plan for organizing their school,
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Study Skills
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2a, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.L.6
$3.25
8
Digital Download PDF (2.79 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Use these lessons and activities to teach acts of kindness and promote a positive climate for your learners. This bundle is the perfect way to get your students involved in understanding the importance of and demonstrating random and intentional
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables
$20.00
$16.00
6
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults can often gossip about others without thinking about the ramifications of their behaviors. This activity allows teens to understand how and why gossip spreads, and why it's such a problem.This product includes:An interactive
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
16
Digital Download PDF (1.94 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love engaging providing educators with social-emotional and life-skills resources to engage multicultural urban youth populations! For nearly two decades I have worked with students and participants whose ages have ranged from nursery school through high school and young adults. This includes: court and gang-involved, LGBT. teen mothers, and special needs populations. Throughout my career I've taught, counseled, ensured supports and academic intervention services, supervised, designed curriculum, and developed programs. A few of these programs include; Advisory/ Family Group, Conflict Resolution, Managing Difficult Behaviors, life, social-emotional skills, and Rites of Passage. I've also conducted staff professional development trainings on classroom management, program development and implementation, as well as conducted trainings on various other topics.

MY TEACHING STYLE

-Collaborate interactive methodologies -Strengths-based -Best Practices

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Acts and Compassion Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Boston University Master of Social Work in Clinical Social Work Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice and Concentration in Juvenile Delinquency Fordham University Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) License and Certifications: LCSW,Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), NYC DOE Certification for Conflict Resolution Mediation, and Working with Teens 12-17 YMCA Training Certification

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Informed Decisions was created to provide resources for teachers and counselors working with multicultural urban youth, teens, and young adults. Culturally, racially, and developmentally appropriate materials can be used to engage, educate, guide, and inspire our young people. They deserve to be afforded equitable opportunities to become productive contributing members of society. Together we can engage multicultural youth in making informed decisions about their lives and future successes! Thank you for taking the time to read my bio!

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