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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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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
$6.00
42
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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 middle and high school teenagers in being able to recognize the difference between healthy friendships
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Task Cards
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
28
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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...
$5.00
36
Digital Download PDF (1.45 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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Printables, Task Cards, Lesson
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...
$8.50
18
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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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
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...
$8.00
12
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By Informed Decisions
At the start of each new year, whether it’s for school, an advisory program, or a workshop this 120 getting to know you activity is a great way to build a sense of community with your students. It is a great way to make back-to-school fun!This
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Activities, Lesson
$5.50
8
Digital Download ZIP (9.48 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, 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...
$10.50
$9.45
11
Bundle
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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
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
8
Bundle
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:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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
$5.00
9
Digital Download PDF (2.79 MB)
By Informed Decisions
At the start of each new year, whether it’s for a school advisory program, or staff workshop we can struggle sometimes struggle to know what to talk about. This activity allows for a fun way for teens and adults to get to know each other and pair up
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, SL.7.1, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5...
$5.00
28
Digital Download ZIP (5.64 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:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Lesson
$8.50
10
Digital Download PDF (3.39 MB)
By Informed Decisions
This is a fantastic interactive resource for middle and high school students! Teens and young adults can often feel overwhelmed by the pressures and demands of society as they begin to transition into adulthood. These resources provide ways for high
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Printables, Cultural Activities, Lesson
$8.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (8.57 MB)
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:
Special Education, Social Work, School Counseling
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Lesson
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
6
Digital Download PDF (2.18 MB)
By Informed Decisions
At the start of each new year, whether it’s for a school advisory program, or staff workshop we can struggle sometimes struggle to know what to talk about. This activity allows for a fun way for teens and adults to get to know each other and build a
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
W.7.1, W.8.1, W.9-10.1, SL.7.1, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.5...
$6.50
4
Digital Download PDF (4.80 MB)
By Informed Decisions
This fun interactive resource which serves to introduce acts of kindness to school students, by using acts of kindness cards!Some of our students may not experience much kindness at school, in their communities, or even at home. They may never be
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, ...
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.50
4
Digital Download PDF (7.44 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults can often feel overwhelmed by the pressures and demands of society as they begin to transition into adulthood. This resource provides ways for high school and middle school students to identify and understand the causes of
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Staff
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (7.51 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Middle and high school students struggle to understand that everyone does not have the same view of every situation. This interactive activity can help participants learn how others’ perceptions can change how someone views or perceives a situation,
Subjects:
School Counseling, Special Education, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, 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
$6.50
3
Digital Download ZIP (5.50 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults can be nervous when going on interviews. Using scenario cards, this interactive activity allows students to identify the do’s and don’ts during the interview, and provides an opportunity for them to build self-confidence and
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Lesson, Printables
$5.50
3
Digital Download PDF (3.72 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Students can often struggle to take organized efficient notes. The interactive activities connect to real-world use of writing text messages to strategies to develop note-taking techniques to help them become better note-takers.This resource
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Study Skills
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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
$5.00
6
Digital Download PDF (3.65 MB)
By Informed Decisions
This bundle helps make organizing and planning for the college application process easier. These activities allow students to explore the factors needed to consider when looking to apply to college, and it is an easy way to help seniors remain
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Lesson
$12.25
$9.80
3
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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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