If you think about the process of embarking upon a project, whether it be for work or for an important volunteer project with a group of others, there is a point in which it becomes evident that the task is not only about the steps it will take to complete the job, but also about coordinating and working with the individuals and all of the strengths and challenges they bring to the table.
As our students are getting to know each other, this is their work at hand--learning the soft skills of how to communicate and cooperate to complete a task or project. As we all can attest, this is not always easy! We are supporting our students with navigating the difficult terrain of learning to work well with others through morning meetings, lessons focused upon social emotional skill development, responsible online interactions and Peer Mediation.
If you would like to learn more specifics about a couple of these supports, please join us at the school this Thursday, September 28th, from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M.
We will begin the evening with having educational expert Jeannine Dole present information about our Peer Mediation process. As well, she will discuss the research substantiating the use of peer mediators, as well as the results of her findings.
Jeannine will be followed by a presentation by Sue Christensen, Coordinator for Digital Learning for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, who will be sharing information about ways that families can become educated in how to safely and effectively navigate and utilize online resources. Susan will present resources from Common Sense Education, including a new aspect of the program called Connecting Families. We'll be asking for interest in future gatherings which could include parent discussions on topics such as body image, cyberbullying, digital footprints, privacy, sexting, and distraction, multitasking and time management.
We hope you can make it!