"Tootling- the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our tootling board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community!"
My Mamma Said: A video by Rita Pierson about the importance of establishing mutually respectful relationships with parents & families to develop a set of expectations that allow for safety, learning and success in and out of the school setting.
Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events: an article with practical information about how to address these events in a way that fosters resilience
The Power of the Troublemaker: an interview with teacher and author, Carla Shalaby, about her new book.
Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care: an article from EdWeek.
Some Teens Don't See School as a Kind Place. Here's why that matters: an article from ACEs Connection
Mindfulness, Play, & Reinforcement!
Hawn Foundation's Vimeo Channel: Lots of great MindUp Resources!
Mind Yeti: helps kids learn to calm their mind and focus.
Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel: Mindfulness, yoga, and relaxation for kids!
How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students: an article from MindShift
Printables & Shareables from the National Council for Behavioral Health
More information on the Good Behavior Game here
The Science of Fidget Spinners: Mindful or Mindless?: an article from Mindful magazine
How Goofing Off Helps Kids Learn: an article from The Atlantic
Trauma & Resilience
Trauma Informed Elementary School: a YouTube video. Principal Godwin Higa of Cherokee Point Elementary is a graduate of Castle High School on Oahu and leads a trauma-informed school. A team from KKP complex visited the school in September to learn more about how the school runs. If you have any questions, please contact us.
A Peek Inside a Classroom: an article from ACEs Connection
Trauma-Informed Transformation: an article from ACEs Connection
5 Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience: an article from Mindful Magazine and The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley
Reclaiming Disconnected Kids: an article from ACEs Connection
Emotions Help Steer Students' Learning, Studies Find: "Despite what Star Trek's Mr. Spock would have you think, emotions are not the enemy of reason. Rather, new research suggests emotions underpin how students learn in the classroom."
Explaining Behavior: Professionals seek to address students' trauma: a powerful article from ACEs connection
Other Educator Resources
Study: Teacher Stress-Reduction Leads to Instructional Improvement: Mindfulness for teachers!