Resources

A variety of resources compiled by the Student Services Team and various individuals in CESD.
Student Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities

Giving students responsibilities within the classroom and the school, provides them with a sense of belonging and gives them purpose. Some examples of student responsibility: classroom jobs (paper passer, line leader, etc) school jobs (collecting $ for Terry Fox, work...

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Prosocial Recreation Activities

Prosocial Recreation Activities

Rationale To provide opportunity for social interaction among students, as well as students and staff. To provide opportunity for staff and students to find grounding, when emotions, anxiety or traumatic events become overwhelming. To help build a healthy school...

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Positive Parent Phone Calls

Positive Parent Phone Calls

Rationale To build positive relationships with parents/guardians. Later on in the year, if negative phone calls need to be made a positive relationship has already begun. The parents are more likely to respond ie:answering the phone. At the beginning of the year make...

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Play-based Learning

Play-based Learning

Play-based learning aligns with the developmental-relational approach. Play is fundamental to a child’s complete development and learning. Play acknowledges that emotions and their expression play a key role in social emotional development. Structure exists, but the...

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Mentoring

Mentoring

Why Mentoring? Promotes social connectivity Builds resilience Builds social skills Builds cross-grade connections Builds community connections Mentorship has shown to promote empathy, caring and connection in cross graded pairings,  develop leadership skills in older...

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Matchmaking

Matchmaking

The purpose is to use the attachment you have with a child to connect them with another adult or child.  Depending on the need/age of your student(s) here are some examples... Find similarities between you and the new person as well as similarities between the child...

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Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational Activities

Intergenerational activities are social vehicles that create purposeful and ongoing exchange of resources and learning among older and younger generations. Identify interested students Connect with community partner (senior homes, hospitals etc., elders, retired...

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GSA Groups

GSA Groups

The rationale for GSA groups in CESD is to create a safe and caring environment at school for all vulnerable youth. The process requires a staff member being available to support a group of LGBTQ+ students and their allies. The CESD Policy regarding these groups must...

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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

The philosophy of growth mindset is to help students develop a belief that through hard work, their brains and talents can be developed and they are not fixed. We use different language to create intrinsic motivation. Pinterest (no membership needed) contains a wealth...

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Gratitude Journals

Gratitude Journals

Implementing a daily practice of gratitude through  journaling to acknowledge positives in one’s own life.  Positive Daily Focus Journal 3 things I’m grateful  for….. What is your inspiration for today? What would make today great? What am I excited for today?  Daily...

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Feeding Students

Feeding Students

Rationale: Collecting Kids-Neufeld Based Building Relationships Taking Care of Kids Provide snacks/food when students are hungry, need regulation, or need extra care. School provides extra snacks and/or lunches when necessary. May want to set up a “kitchen cupboard”...

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Daily Check-ins With Students

Daily Check-ins With Students

The purpose of this is to ensure that each student has touched based with one adult in the school. To make sure that each student has been made to feel welcome and important at the school. To allow at least one staff member to see the emotional state of each child in...

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School Cultural Practices

School Cultural Practices

All school staff have a collective responsibility for all students and value the importance of building relationships.  Schools create a culture of acceptance and caring by providing various school wide activities, creating opportunities for multi-age groupings and...

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