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In honor of Martin Luther King here are his 6 principles of Nonviolence. I've condensed the principles into essential statements and set them against meaningful photographs that support feeling, context, and imagination. Intended for middle
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Here’s a New Year’s activity that could help your classroom run smoother while fostering essential social emotional skills including goals setting and growth mindset. “New Year” is a collection of prompts and pictures designed inspire and engage
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The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to exercise mindfulness and related social emotional skills such as gratitude, generosity, and love that epitomize holiday spirit. Mindful Kids Beginners Bundle provides everything you need to introduce
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The Quotes & Questions (Winter/Holiday) Bundle contains MYP's most popular social-emotional learning resources packages for middle and high school classroom, including: - Top 50 Discussion Questions - Mindful Minute Bell Ringers -
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The holidays can be a very special time of the year filled with ample opportunities to exercise gratitude, love, generosity, and other social emotional competencies that epitomize the beauty of the human spirit. The 37 slides (PDF and PPTX) that
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The holidays can be a very special time of the year filled with ample opportunities to exercise love, generosity, and other social emotional competencies that epitomize the beauty of the human spirit. At the same time they can also be quite
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The 39 slides (PDF & pptx) that you get with this package, along with the instructional video, are designed to help build a positive classroom climate centered on gratitude and growth mindset. Just as importantly these prompts springboard nicely
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“Ready for School with Mindfulness: Music Bundle” engages young children with catchy songs that teach a variety of skills essential for success in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school years. A $15 value offered at an over 60%
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In addition to an instructional video you get 25 slides designed to provide a mindful start to each class period, including engaging visuals and inspiring prompts for students to contemplate, journal, and/or discuss. Prompts are designed for high
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“Ready for School with Mindfulness: Music Video Bundle” engages young children with catchy music videos that teach a variety of skills essential for success in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school years. A $30 value offered at a 50%
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The Introductory Video from the I am a Tree Module is designed for young children (3-8yrs). It is a great addition to morning meeting, circle time, work stations, and/or can be used in 1 to 1 instructional settings to address multiple Social
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The 50 questions that you get with this package, along with the instructional video, are designed to help build a positive classroom climate centered on growth mindset, goal setting, and gratitude. Just as importantly these questions springboard
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The Freeze Bundle contains all of the Freeze products, creating a comprehensive social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that targets Common Core Standards as well as specific SEL goals. This multimedia kit includes a semesters worth of teaching
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The Freeze Generalization Strategies Book contains generalization tips and activities to be used in conjunction with other aspects of the Freeze Module. These components build on skills exercised in the song/video and make meaningful links between
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The Freeze Workbook contains activity ideas and visual supports to be used in conjunction with other aspects of the Freeze Module, in particular the songs and video. These components help children crystallize skills exercised in the song/video that
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The Freeze song is an engaging way to teach children self-regulation and behavioral management through mindfulness. This product consists of 4 song versions including: 1) Practice Along Song version: This is the same version of the song that
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The following teaching tips target several gateway skills associated with mindfulness. By incorporating these ideas into your curriculum and teaching style you’ll help young hearts and minds experience more focused attention, self-awareness,
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The Freeze Instruction Book provides step by step instructions for using the Freeze Video, songs, and other module components at home, in the classroom and beyond. It also describes how Freeze can be specifically used to address Common Core State
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The Freeze Lyrics and Picture Book contains images from the Freeze Video along with corresponding lyrics. Used in conjunction with the Freeze Video/Song the Lyrics and Picture Book supports impulse control a vital social emotional skill which is
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The Introductory Video from the Freeze Module is designed for young children (3-8yrs) and is a great addition to circle time and/or can be used in 1 to 1 instructional settings to address multiple Social Emotional Learning standards. The video also
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've worked in education for close to 20 years now. Back in the early 2000’s, working as a music therapist, I spent countless hours creating songs and activity ideas for preschool and elementary teachers. At the time No Child Left Behind was driving much of the content and as a result most of these activities focused on basic language and academic skills. Almost two decades later somethings have changed while others have not. Designing educational activities now, as a psychologist, I’m privy to the latest research that’s driving the Social Emotional Learning Movement. These days supporting school readiness and early elementary success hinges less on letter and number concepts and more on attention control, basic social skills and other key aspects of social and emotional intelligence.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Research in this area commonly refers to early SEL competencies as “gateway skills”, highlighting the critical importance of learning these skills first, as failure to do so can block further learning in all areas. For example, young students who exhibit a higher degree of voluntary control of attention are more likely to exhibit stronger language development, academic learning, social functioning, emotional control, and impulse/behavioral control. Similarly, even small improvements in the early development of executive skills, a key component of mindfulness, can promote substantial physical, psychological, and social gains realized later in life.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated in 2003 from Colorado State University with a master degree in music therapy. After almost a decade in practice as a music therapist I returned to school and earned my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I currently work as a licensed psychologist (LIC #27984) with an emphasis in child development. I work with children, families, educators, and related service providers offering a wide range of services that include assessment, therapy, educational consultation and advocacy, as well as teacher training and resource material development.

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