Self-care action plan

-by Tim Grivois, Ed.D. I recently led a workshop on self-care for an amazing group of caring professionals from Youth on Their Own, YOTO. While feedback from the workshop was positive, participants did ask for more time to work with three specific activities that accompany the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Cards. Below are the activitiesContinue reading Self-care action plan

Why Social and Emotional Learning has nothing to do with how students behave.

Social and emotional learning makes sense. Knowing who we are, understanding how our emotions function, and being able to establish and maintain healthy interactions with people supports social, emotional, and academic success as well as improves the quality of life for our students in the future. We can support SEL best by emphasizing the learning and deemphasizing behavior.

Protect your regulated space.

Helping children and youth regulate emotions begins with establishing, protecting, and expanding our own regulated space. This kind of self-care is more than just treating ourselves to something or eating more vegetables. Rather, it’s about being intentional about our own health and wellness so that we can be available to serve others at our best.

On time and ready to learn.

-by Timothy (Tim) Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Because students only benefit from instruction that they actually receive, being on time and ready to learn is the first requirement for success in school. Compass High School, a client of TGS Educational Consulting, recently took action to improve their students’ attendance rate, and their results inform how schools andContinue reading “On time and ready to learn.”

Digital buddy board recipe

-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Digital Buddy Board is a strategy for integrating social and emotional skills practice into academic instruction. To get started, you’ll need: A way to arrange and rearrange a roster into pairs. Something for buddies to do. A time and a place for buddies to do ‘buddy stuff.’ Here are each ofContinue reading “Digital buddy board recipe”

Help staff support students more effectively through digital Check-in / Check-out

-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Check-in / Check-out (CICO) is a relatively simple framework for social, emotional, and academic support. While CICO is typically easy for schools and youth-serving programs to implement, most schools use CICO as an intervention for no more than 10-15% of their enrollment. The basics of CICO are simple. Students participating inContinue reading “Help staff support students more effectively through digital Check-in / Check-out”

Join us for Digital Check-in / Check-out

Check-in / Check-out (CICO) is a simple framework for social, emotional, and academic support, and it’s typically easy for schools and youth-serving programs to implement Basically, CICO works because the intervention is about strengthening relationships with students and communicating with young people effectively. And, while many schools have done CICO well with in-person learning, CICO forContinue reading “Join us for Digital Check-in / Check-out”