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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Activities, Printables, 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.8.2c, W.8.3...
$21.50
$17.20
48
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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...
$13.00
$10.40
46
Bundle
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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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
36
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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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...
$4.00
40
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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:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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
$28.75
$23.00
9
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
This cyberbullying bundle provides an opportunity for students to identify what cyberbullying behaviors look like and the types of cyberbullying behaviors. It is perfect for high school and middle students to begin to make safer choices with their
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
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...
$15.00
$13.50
7
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
Teens and young adults don’t often think about setting goals. This activity allows them to begin to understand the importance of having clear goals.This resource includes:<•> Step-by-step interactive activities<•> tips <•>
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 4th, ...
Types:
Lesson, Activities, Printables
$3.00
27
Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
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
Digital Download ZIP (24.59 MB)
By Informed Decisions
These interactive college vocabulary preparation and exploration activities are perfect for teaching middle school and high school students the language they need to make the college application process and transitioning to college easier. Questions
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables, Lesson
CCSS:
SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.1a, SL.9-10.1b, SL.9-10.1c, SL.9-10.1d, SL.9-10.6, SL.11-12.1, SL.11-12.1a, SL.11-12.1b, SL.11-12.1c, SL.11-12.1d...
$35.75
$28.60
5
Bundle
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, Printables
$20.00
$16.00
6
Bundle
By Informed Decisions
High school and middle school students can often gossip about others without thinking about the ramifications of their behaviors. This activity allows teens to learn and understand how and why gossip spreads, and why it's such a problem.This
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, Character Education
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.25
16
Digital Download PDF (1.94 MB)
By Informed Decisions
Teens are eager to find places where they feel safe and make real connections with one another, and this Acts of Kindness Challenge is the perfect activity for middle and high school students to take proactive steps to improve their classroom and
Subjects:
School Counseling, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
9
Digital Download PDF (2.57 MB)
By Informed Decisions
At the start of each new year, whether it’s for school, an advisory program, or a workshop, it’s inevitable that we have to learn the names of the incoming students or participants. This activity allows for new fun interactive ways for students to
Subjects:
Life Skills, School Counseling, For All Subjects
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, ...
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Lesson
$3.50
16
Digital Download PDF (4.71 MB)
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:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Lesson
$3.25
16
Digital Download PDF (2.96 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
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
Cyberbullying scenario cards and game activities are a great interactive way for high and middle school teens to learn about the different types of cyberbullying. This activity will help students to identify cyberbullying behaviors.This resource
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), School Counseling, Family Consumer Sciences
Grades:
6th, 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...
$10.00
2
Digital Download PDF (7.09 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
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)
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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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