As parents of the great students of North Education Center, we know you have many things you deal with on a daily basis. This section is to help you to find some resources to do your job as parents even better. We know that the hardest job in the world is being a parent.
Intermediate District 287 does not endorse any of these organizations but simply provides the information as a resource to parents:
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively.
SEL is best achieved through a layered approach of skills lessons, infusion of practices into the regular curricula and classroom activities, and delivery in an environment of safety, respect, and caring in which SEL values are modeled.
The Nurtured Heart Approach
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is an approach developed for creating healthy relationships with children. It is a way of thinking and a set of strategies that are designed to foster the growth of “inner wealth” in students, thereby increasing their motivation both academically and pro-socially. This approach provides the right balance between being positive with a child and setting limits. NHA is based on three stands that are interdependent and work in concert with one another.
Stand 1: Absolutely YES: Relentlessly energizing the positive
- Using recognitions to create success that would not otherwise exist.
- Super-energize in the moment to change the child’s impression about what gets our attention.
- Making the ordinary moments extraordinary moments in the eyes of the child.
Stand 2: Absolutely CLEAR: Establish and maintain absolute clarity around rules and give un-energized consequences when a rule is broken.
- Refuse to actively energize negativity by not giving lectures, reprimands, threats and ultimatums.
- Refuse to passively energize negativity with reminders, chances and “pep talks.”
- Become clear about not giving energy in the context of negative behavior.
Stand 3: Absolutely NO: Refusing to give energy and relationship to negative behavior.
- Rules need to be clear and adults need to know where the limits are.
- Become clear about expectations by way of noticing when they ARE being demonstrated.
- Discussion about the rules occurs at the most optimal time—when the student is following them.
Taken from Transforming the Difficult Child by Glasser, Bowdidge, & Bravo.
Please check out the Children's Success Foundation.
Scholastic Book Clubs
This year, Book Clubs offers an expanded selection of affordable books and Storia eBooks for every age and reading level. You can earn and redeem Bonus Points and coupons across multiple catalogs. Plus ordering online is easier and more rewarding than ever!
When parents order online, they can shop all Book Club flyers, enter their online orders, and pay with a credit or debit card. All you need to do is submit parent orders to Scholastic. Every time parents place their orders online, they earn a FREE Book Pick and you earn a $3 coupon for your classroom. Get started now by clicking here
This is your Class Activation Code: LGH7K
Hennepin County Library http://www.hclib.org/
E-books for Kids http://tarheelreader.org/
E-books for Kids http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/
Finding Books http://sites.google.com/site/tbvimnstudents/
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights www.pacer.org
Federal Resource Center for Special Education www.dssc.org
One Place for Special Needs www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com
Parent Further www.parentfurther.com/technology-media
NetSmartz Workshop www.netsmartz.org/Parents
PBS Parents www.pbs.org/parents/
Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
Families for Early Autism Treatment www.feat.org
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder www.chadd.org
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome http://www.mofas.org/
National Association for Down Syndrome www.nads.org
National Down Syndrome Society www.ndss.org
National Child Traumatic Stress Network www.nctsnet.org
United Cerebral Palsy Association www.ucpa.org
The International Dyslexia Association www.interdys.org
National Council on Disability www.ncd.gov
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health www.ffcmh.org
National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov