Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Test and Field Work Planning

Q: When working in the hallway with a student and he/she needs to go to the rest room, how do you handle his request?
  • Good things!
  • Business
  • Test!
  • Planning the week

Friday, October 18, 2013

Test Preparation!

Q: "Today, I had this positive thought about ___________." (What was the thought?)
  • Humor!
  • Review quiz and contacts not accomplished yesterday
  • Prepare for Test!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

First Contacts

Obj: To build better leadership through communication skill development.

Q: What are the most common slang words you hear on a daily basis?

  • Discussion of quiz and preparing for upcoming test
  • First contacts: meeting others, using the phone, and considering your words...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quiz over Units 1-4

Q: When in a conflict with someone, what factors tend to escalate the conflict?
  • Discussion of conflict management
  • What is your conflict resolution style?
  • Quiz 

Monday, October 14, 2013


Q: "The greatest conflicts are not between two people, but between one person and himself." - Garth Brooks
  • Good things!
  • Business
  • Conflict and Resolution
HW: Prepare for quiz on Tuesday and test on Thursday

Friday, October 11, 2013

Personal Planning and Ways to Say "No"

Q: Describe a time when you really just didn't want to hear another complaint.  What did you do?
  • Humor!
  • Activity: Action Planning - Individual
  • Handout: Ways to Say No
  • Warning Signs
HW: Test on Tuesday over Units 1-4

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Defensive Mechanisms and Group Dynamics

Q: What are your greatest stressors this week?
  • It's a Defensive World
  • Fallout Shelter exercise

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recovery Day!

Q: What are the stages of grieving (do the best you can)?
  • Sub report
  • Debrief of Movie
  • Debrief of other assignments

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Planning Day

Q: What time of the week do you usually collect your thoughts (alone time)?
  • Prepare a chart for visiting schools in two weeks
  • Draft the criteria necessary for award of the PAL(R) cord.  Include presentation requirements.
See you tomorrow!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Guest Speaker

Q: What does "At-Risk" mean?  Do you know someone "at-risk"? (do not share name)
  • Good Things and Business (This may take you into 10 minutes of class time)
  • Guest Speaker (Mr. Warren Kostenski) will come today to discuss counselor services and the types of situations peer mentors may encounter.
HW: Students should determine what criteria is required for various groups at EHS to be awarded cords upon graduation.  They will discuss this more tomorrow after asking their peers.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Video Application (compl.)

Q: What keeps you from listening as well as you should?
  • Turn in your notetaker and before the end of class.  If not complete due to time constraints at the end of the film, turn it in on Monday.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Video Application (cont.)

Q: Finish this sentence:  "When I hurt (emotionally), I ______________."
  • Continue with Fly Away Home.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Video Application Lesson

Q: What is the most valuable thing you possess?  What would you have said in middle school?
  • Begin watching Fly Away Home.  Complete notetaker as you go.  Pay specific attention to how Amy deals with grief.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Special Topics

Q: Why is it so hard to say "no" when encountering a temptation?  What principle would be helpful to say "no"?
  • Student teaching on violence (3 types) and media addiction
  • Rogerian listening
  • About the next few days...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Special Topics

Q: What is the saddest thing you have ever known regarding the behavior of your peers?
  • Good things!
  • Business
  • Student problems today
  • Tomorrow's teaching assignment...

Friday, September 27, 2013

Defensive Mechanisms

Q: How important is it for you to be right all the time?
  • Humor!
  • Turn in Journal.  Staple loose-leaf warm-up pages together.  Credit is given for each entry ONLY if all of the following is present: Date, Quote/Question, and Reflection/Response.
  • Defensive mechanisms

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Behavioral Styles and Defensive Mechanisms (cont.)

Q: What "kind" of person do you enjoy working with least?
  • MBTI meanings
  • Four Behavioral Styles
  • Defensive mechanisms

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Revisiting Our "Field Day"

Q: When you think about what you eat, why do you pick the food you do?
  • Discussion of yesterday's event
  • Recapping last week's events/assignments

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tory Gant is Here!

No quote/question today.  We're meeting with Tory Gant today in the PLC room (room over the student entrance).  Lunch is provided.  Wear comfortable clothes, get your paperwork signed off, and we'll see you there!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Work Day--Getting Better Organized

Q:  From memory, what are the four things you should inform a school staff member about related to abuse?
  • Humor!
  • With PAL II assistance, please look through our box of resources and organize it.  Please review the contents and see where we are deficient.  We'll discuss this more on Monday.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Substance Abuse

Q: In your opinion, how prevalent is drug abuse in our middle and high schools?
  • Take the Drug Wiz Quiz
  • Discuss the answers

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Referral Resources

Q: Why is reassurance oftentimes a non-facilitative response?
  • Making referrals
  • Assessing situations
  • Situation Assessment Form

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Q:  How much instruction do you need before beginning an assignment?
  • Activity: One Way/Two Way Communication
  • Application to Stages of Development
  • Discuss the handout (in handbook): Comparisons between Effective and Ineffective Groups.
    • What are the most common examples of ineffective groups you've seen.  With a partner, identify an example for each of the 8 descriptions for Ineffective Groups (turn in).