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”

Safety first

-by Timothy Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Schools are working out how to ensure that all students—without exception—have access to quality education in the context of a pandemic that forced most schools to close their buildings, teach kindergarten via Zoom, and hold drive-through graduation ceremonies.  The sheer size of what needed to happen to keep children safe andContinue reading “Safety first”

Organize around values.

Marie Kondo is a consultant famous for helping people throw things away. Interestingly, on her website, she describes her main goal as “to help more people live a life that sparks joy, and we are committed to offering the simplest, most effective tools and services to get you there.” What Marie Kondo and I haveContinue reading “Organize around values.”

Self care and trauma informed practice.

-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Self-care is now mainstream in popular culture, and is discussed more frequently as being part of our professional repertoire in education. And, as more schools respond to the needs of children who have experienced trauma, the need for all educators to view self care as an essential daily practice is growing.Continue reading “Self care and trauma informed practice.”