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Toronto Catholic District School Board

 
 FEBRUARY IS PSYCHOLOGY MONTH
 
                                                                
PSYCHOLOGY IS FOR EVERYONE!
 
The Psychology Department of TCDSB would like to invite every member of our community to explore and discover the many different ways psychology can help improve our everyday life and overall well-being, and balance the many roles and responsibilities we have.  Psychology is for everyone! 
 
A presentation for parents and educators
 
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HELP YOUR CHILD FLOURISH: HOW TO ACHIEVE MENTAL HEALTH
 
 February 22, 2017, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Catholic Education Centre, 3rd Floor,
80 Sheppard Avenue East
 
 
This practical workshop addresses strategies supporting the physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual components of well-being. It will include positive psychology and cognitive behaviour techniques, as well as mindfulness and relaxation techniques that help manage stress, build resiliency and support good mental health. Participants will walk away with strategies that can be used both at home and in the classroom.
Presenters: Rita Alekian, Dr. Marie-Josee Gendron, Grace Labao-Martins, Patricia Marra-Stapleton, Christine Moser
 
 No registration required.
80 Sheppard Ave. East is easy walking distance from the Yonge/Sheppard subway station. Underground parking also availabe
 

 Please also check our 2017 Newsletters:

Improving Childrens Attitude toward Math
 

PSYCHOLOGY PARENT NEWSLETTER Math 2017 .pdfPSYCHOLOGY PARENT NEWSLETTER Math 2017 .pdf 

 

 

Effective Strategies To Support Students’ Math Learning and Achievement

 

Psychology Teachers' newsletter -Math 2017.pdfPsychology Teachers' newsletter -Math 2017.pdf 

 

 
 The goal of national Psychology Month is to generate awareness of, and interest in the diverse roles psychology plays, and to share with the public how psychology contributes to the overall well-being of the community.
 
For our featured Psychology Month resources and handouts
 
 please see the links below: 
 
FOR PARENTS:
 
 
The spirit of the Handle with Care program is one of celebrating parenting and caregiving, recognizing the value of every parent, caregiver, and child. The Program uses a strengths-based approach that assumes every parent and caregiver has problem solving skills, potential resources, and wants what's best for the children in their lives.
 
This webpage below includes a variety of different resources that may be useful to you as a parent or caregiver: http://handlewithcarecanada.org/Resources/Parents-Caregivers/Summary-Handouts.aspx
 
 
·         The Psychology Foundation of Canada is a national charitable organization whose focus is on mental health promotion creating and providing prevention programs that are used across Canada in the education, social service, health and business sectors. Our suite of research-based and evaluated programs support parents through the challenges spanning the developmental stages from birth to adulthood and teach coping skills to last a lifetime. Find many Parenting for Life Booklets to download including, “Straight Talk About Teens” and “Focus on Self-Esteem” here:
 
 
 
Mindset Works is the global leader in growth mindset training for educators and students, leveraging the pioneering research of co-founders Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell. The mission at Mindset Works is to enable a world in which people seek and are fulfilled by ongoing learning and growth.
The team at Mindset Works consists of practitioners, coaches, leaders, and researchers who work together to translate academic research into award-winning teacher and student programs. Our programs increase motivation and self-efficacy to develop future generations of self-driven learners.
 
Ø  Growth Mindset - This Effective Effort Rubric assesses the learning process and the effective effort that a learner applies: http://www.mindsetworks.com/FileCenter/3JIQAYABR8M8GHQCQ05Q.pdf
 
ØGrowth Mindset - You Can Grow Your Intelligence.  This article provides new research about how the brain can be developed like a muscle: http://www.mindsetworks.com/FileCenter/52G3LTP08OVNI3G9NMI8.pdf
 
 
·         The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. The CAMH information below can help you learn more about parenting and mental health issues: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/for_parents/Pages/default.aspx
 
 
Ø  Tips for Parents On Building Healthy Relationships with their Teenagers: http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/for_parents/Pages/tips_parents_relationship_teens.aspx
  
 
 
 Reaching IN...Reaching OUT (RIRO) creates evidence-based programs that teach resiliency thinking and coping skills to adults and young children under the age of 8 years. Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" from life's inevitable pressures and hard times. It helps us handle stress, overcome childhood disadvantage, recover from trauma and reach out to others and opportunities so we can grow and learn. "Resilient" people have been shown to have happier relationships and are less prone to depression, more successful in schools and jobs, and even live healthier and longer lives. Substantial evidence confirms that thinking and coping skills that promote resilence can be learned. Find useful Parent Tip Sheets below:
 
 
  
FOR TEACHERS:
 
 
 
Mindset Works is the global leader in growth mindset training for educators and students, leveraging the pioneering research of co-founders Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell. The mission at Mindset Works is to enable a world in which people seek and are fulfilled by ongoing learning and growth.
The team at Mindset Works consists of practitioners, coaches, leaders, and researchers who work together to translate academic research into award-winning teacher and student programs. Our programs increase motivation and self-efficacy to develop future generations of self-driven learners.
 
Ø  Growth Mindset Framing Tool for Teachers to use when introducing a new topic, concept, skill, or assignment in class: http://www.mindsetworks.com/FileCenter/LVKMHI2ZNTP4DLN5DU23.pdf
 
ØGrowth Mindset Feedback Tool for Teachers to use when students struggle despite strong effort, lack specific skills needed for improvement, are making progress, succeed with strong effort, succeed easily without effort, don’t put in much effort and then don’t succeed : http://www.mindsetworks.com/FileCenter/MM3J5IO126930FPPC4TD.pdf
 
 
·       From The American Psychological Association, the Top 20 Principles from Psychology for pre-K to 12 Teaching and Learning, which includes information on, how students think and learn; what motivates students; why social context, interpersonal relationships, and emotional well-being are important to learning; how the classroom can best be managed; and how to assess student progress: http://www.apa.org/ed/schools/teaching-learning/top-twenty-principles.pdf
 
 
·       The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) magazine column, “When It Hurts to Be a Teenager”- Depression in students is more than mere teenage angst and requires more than patience and understanding to cure: http://www.naspcenter.org/principals/nassp_depression.html
 
 
·       From Canadian Psychological Association “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Motivation: http://www.cpa.ca/docs/File/Publications/FactSheets/PsychologyWorksFactSheet_PhysicalActivity_MentalHealth_Motivation.pdf
 
 
·      The ABCs of Mental Health provides web-based Resources for teachers. The Resources include ideas for promoting the mental health of children and adolescents, information about how children change as they get older, descriptions of behaviours that might indicate a problem, and practical suggestions for steps to take: http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/ABC/Teacher-Resource/Welcome
 
 
·         From Kids Health Website:
 
ØKidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, activities, and reproducible handouts and quizzes, all aligned to national health education standards:
 
ØSpecial Needs Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. Each factsheet features links to related resources for kids, teens, and their parents, as well as additional resources for teachers: http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/classroom/?WT.ac=classroom
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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