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Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy refers to a person’s feelings, beliefs and perceptions regarding their ability to be successful at something. In short, self-efficacy is self-confidence. Self-Efficacy goes hand in hand with having a growth mindset. When a person has a growth mindset, they believe that their brain is constantly growing and evolving. They believe that with practice, motivation and hard work they can succeed. With self-efficacy, we have confidence in our abilities, and know that we are capable of growing, changing and doing better. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Self-Efficacy: How to Foster in Children 

https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1964&language=English

How to Develop Self-Efficacy in Children

https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2018/05/21/how-to-help-develop-self-efficacy-in-children/

Activities:

25 Ways to Build a Childs Confidence

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/child-confidence

10 Activities to Build Confidence

https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/blog/10-activities-kids-help-build-confidence/

Videos:

Sesame Street Confidence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctNg0DgMa-o

Growth Mindset- The Truth About Your Brain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf8FX2sI3gU

Importance of Self Efficacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW5v6PQ5PEc

Sesame Street: Power of Yet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLeUvZvuvAs

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Building your Teens Self-Efficacy

https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/building-up-your-teen-s-self-efficacy-part-ii/

Self-Efficacy in Adolescents- A Helpful Guide

https://youaremom.com/parenting/self-efficacy-in-adolescents/

Activities:

6 Ways to Promote Self-Efficacy

https://edu.stemjobs.com/self-efficacy-yes-i-can/

Videos:

Importance of Self Efficacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW5v6PQ5PEc

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:50

Grit

Grit is the ability to show perseverance and passion for long-term goals. When you have grit, you have determination and motivation to keep going despite failures or difficulties. Having grit allows us to accomplish our goals, and to pick ourselves up and keep going when setbacks arise. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

How and Why to Teach Kids to Have Grit

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-parents-can-teach-kids-grit-4126106

Grit: What it is, Why Kids Need it, How You can Foster it

https://afineparent.com/building-character/what-is-grit.html

How to Raise a Kid with Grit

https://www.scholastic.com/parents/family-life/social-emotional-learning/social-skills-for-kids/power-defeat-how-to-raise-kid-grit.html

Activities:

9 Activities to Teach Grit

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/activities-grit-resilience-children

Videos:

Kid President Pep talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o&list=PL4Fgbxj8w1xc_y2BN_TsL13y3RDSEUOhw&index=1

What does Grit Look Like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNmvWd40TiI

Raising an Olympian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=420p7kb0Y78&list=PLwBheMYfFQzFku2oWqOPGCkecgb_wRUyK&index=2&t=7s

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

5 Plus Ways to Develop Grit

https://positivepsychology.com/5-ways-develop-grit-resilience/

Why Teens Should Start Developing Grit

https://yourteenmag.com/family-life/communication/grit-teenagers

Activities:

Character Lab

https://characterlab.org/playbooks/grit/

Videos:

GRIT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWctLEdIgi4

Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8

The Power of Grit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXE2mwZfmIc

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:49

Resilience

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from a problem or a setback. It is the ability to “bounce back.” When we are resilient, we are able to mentally and emotionally cope with difficult situations in a healthy and positive way. Resilience is the process of adapting well in stressful and even traumatic situations. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Resilience in Children: Strategies to Strengthen Kids

https://www.psycom.net/build-resilience-children/

Building Resilience

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/building-resilience#:~:text=Resilience%20is%20the%20ability%20to%20cope%20when%20things%20go%20wrong.&text=Giving%20things%20a%20go%20or,have%20been%20bent%20or%20stretched

Building Resilience in Kids: What it Means and How to do it

https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/empowering-your-child/building-on-strengths/building-resilience-in-kids

Activities:

Building Resiliency in Children

https://positivepsychology.com/resilience-in-children/

Videos:

A Lesson on Resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKpBJjsZ7EE

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Building Your Resilience

https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

What is Resilience?

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-resilience-2795059

Building Resilience: The 7 C’s

https://parentandteen.com/building-resilience-in-teens/

Activities:

25 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults

https://positivepsychology.com/resilience-activities-worksheets/

Videos:

What is Resilience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcbTmw1Y48I

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:48

Accountability

Accountability 

Accountability is taking responsibility for our actions and outcomes. When we are accountable, we realize that all actions have consequences (both positive and negative) and we accept our role in those consequences. When a mistake is made, being accountable means doing what you can to fix the problem and make amends. When we are accountable for our actions, trusting relationships can be built with family, friends, and teachers. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

How to Help Kids Create a Culture of Personal Accountability

https://www.parent.com/how-to-help-kids-create-a-culture-of-personal-accountability/#:~:text=The%20best%20way%20to%20teach,be%20accountable%20for%20one's%20behavior.

Activities:

Games for Teaching Someone how to be Accountable

https://classroom.synonym.com/games-teaching-someone-accountable-12146054.html

Videos:

Accepting a Consequence

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMOfn4QJyQ

Rosa Learns to be Responsible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIKMysO1gU

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

8 Ways to Instill Accountability in Teens

https://middleearthnj.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/8-ways-to-instill-accountability-in-teens/

How to Create a Culture of Accountability in your Home

https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/how-to-create-a-culture-of-accountability-in-your-home/

Activities:

Lessons on Accountability for Teens

https://healthfully.com/1006369-lessons-accountability-teens.html

Videos:

How to Develop Personal Accountability

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de2HlZpDQ-w&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:48

Decision Making

Decision Making is an important life skill that children need to develop in order to become healthy and functioning adults. Children need to know how to make their own decisions and understand that every decision comes with a consequence, both positive and negative. Decision making should be taught as a deliberate process beginning with identifying the problem and thinking about what the desired outcome is. Decision making also includes; gathering information, brainstorming possible solutions, assessing the consequences to those solutions and picking the best choice. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Teach Your Child How to Make Choices

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/decision-making/teach-your-child-how-make-choices

Best Guide for Teaching Kids the Decision-Making Process Steps

https://www.kiddiematters.com/problem-solving-activity-free-printable/

Activities:

Fun Activities to Teach Children About Decision Making Skills

https://mom.com/kids/4887-fun-activities-teach-children-about-decision-making-skills

Decision Making Techniques for Children

https://www.familyeducation.com/life/decision-making/decision-making-techniques-children

Videos:

Innoventure Jr: Making Decisions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlmEfeC1DO4

Zen Den: How to Make Goo Choices- Mindfulness for Kids (Trailer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cxt_Ki4GSo

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Tips and Activities to Help Kids Develop Decision Making Skills

https://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/tips-and-activities-to-help-kids-develop-decision-making-skills/

Steps to Good Decision-Making Skills for Teens

https://www.verywellfamily.com/steps-to-good-decision-making-skills-for-teens-2609104

Activities:

5 Problem Solving Activities for the Classroom 

https://resilienteducator.com/classroom-resources/5-problem-solving-activities-for-the-classroom/

10 Ways to Teach Your Children to Make Wise Decisions 

https://www.allprodad.com/10-ways-teach-children-make-wise-decisions/

Videos:

Help Children Make Good Choices: Decision Making Skills (SODAS Method)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-SeO-aT2i8

Making Tough Choices with Kid President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdsCUExLE-Y&t=233s

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Perspective Taking

Perspective Taking is the ability to consider a situation from a different point of view. It is the ability to look beyond your view point and consider how someone else may think or feel about a situation. You need to be able to put yourself in another person’s position and imagine how they might feel, think, or act. In order to be successful at perspective taking, you must have empathy for the other person and realize that there are many correct perspectives for one situation. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Understanding Perspective Taking

https://sociallyskilledkids.com/perspective-taking/

Components of Perspective Taking

https://empatico.org/activity-plan/perspective-taking

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Activities:

One Super Simple Activity to Teach Perspective Taking Skills to Kids

https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2019/05/perspective-taking-activity.html

Videos:

The Tale of Two Beasts: An Adorable Story About Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCkOocQGtDU

How to Teach Perspective -Kid Lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ELa3c001o

Perspective Taking 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqz7UcCgbLA

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

5 Ways to Help Teens Think Beyond Themselves

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_to_help_teens_think_beyond_themselves

Activities:

How to Teach Perspective Taking to Children

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-teach-perspective-talking-to-children/

Understanding Perception Differences 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/Understanding_Perception_Differences_OCDRM.pdf

What Do You See 

https://creducation.net/resources/perception_checking/What_Do_You_See_Activity_OCDRCM.pdf

Videos:

What Are Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7fNAd5FXg

Same Situation, Different Perspectives

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAx8SMUa5JU

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:47

Restitution

Restitution provides a way for children to “pay back” their mistakes. It can be a helpful way to teach children the importance of treating others and property with respect. When children make mistakes, they should acknowledge their wrong choice and think of a way to fix it. The restitution should be directly related to their incorrect behavior. The focus should be on fixing the damaged property or relationship rather than punishment. 

Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Use Restitution to Discipline Your Child

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-to-use-restitution-to-discipline-your-child-1094755

What to do When Your Child is Not Kind

https://www.readbrightly.com/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-not-kind/ 

How to Help Your Kids Make Amends for Mistakes

https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/850479/help-your-kids-learn-to-make-amends-for-mistakes/amp/

Activities:

Making Amends for Kids

https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/making_amends_for_kids

Videos:

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLVYtfqSsK0

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

Restitution for Parents

https://realrestitution.com/restitution-for-parents/

Activities:

Restitution Script for Parents

https://www.esd.ca/Programs/Restitution/Documents/Restitution%20Scripts%20for%20Parents%20and%20Teachers.docx

Videos:

What to Do After Making a Mistake pt. 7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqjXLXfkS6Q

The Most Effective Form of Discipline

https://www.kidsinthehouse.com/preschooler/behavior-and-discipline/effective-discipline/the-most-effective-form-of-discipline

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 14:46

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is a healthy way of communicating. It is a calm, clear, direct and respectful way of stating what you want, need or how you feel about something. Being assertive is the most effective way to communicate. However, it can be difficult to master. Many people communicate in less effective ways, such as passive, aggressive, or even passive-aggressive. These are inefficient because passive communication is often unclear and aggressive communication can come off as mean or hurtful. When we communicate assertively, we are more likely to get our needs met by those around us. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child. 

Resources for Young Children:

Information:

Building Assertiveness: How to Help Your Quiet Child Speak Up

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/building-assertiveness-how-to-help-your-quiet-child-speak-up

5 Key Steps for Raising Assertive Kids

https://biglifejournal.com/blogs/blog/how-to-raise-assertive-child

10 Steps for Teaching Your Kids How to be Assertive

https://afineparent.com/strong-kids/how-to-be-assertive.html

Activities:

4 Playful Activities to Help Children Develop Assertiveness

http://www.momentsaday.com/help-children-develop-assertiveness/

9 Assertiveness Activities

http://preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org/9-assertiveness-actitivies

Videos:

Learn to Communicate Assertively

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ-e5Q4vhsk

Resources for Adolescents:

Information:

What is Assertiveness?

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html#:~:text=Assertiveness%20is%20a%20healthy%20way,that%20is%20honest%20and%20respectful.&text=Being%20assertive%20doesn't%20come,style%20that%20is%20too%20aggressive.

Assertiveness

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/assertive.html

Activities:

4 Social/Emotional Skills You Can Easily Practice with Teens

https://nobelcoaching.com/emotional-skills/

Assertiveness Games and Activities

https://blog.trainerswarehouse.com/assertiveness-games-activities

Videos:
5 Tips to Make Assertive Communication Easier and More Effective

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlwmfiCb-vc

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:55

Elementary Learning Options

For 2020-2021 - Revised July 28, 2020

In-Person Learning offers the richest learning experiences to develop the whole child and is the preferred learning option for most students and families.

  • Students attend class each day. In the event of a health concern, short-term flexible learning options are available for students to learn from home.
  • Teachers provide learning experiences which ensure students experience the full depth and breadth of the Utah Core State Standards. Essential, important, and supporting skills are taught with a variety of evidence-based practices. Teachers and specialists also provide robust intervention and enrichment supports.
  • Parents and/or guardians are responsible to regularly check in on their students’ progress and support as needed.
  • Social interactions are structured to enhanced learning experiences while keeping students safe and healthy.

Short-term Flexible Learning is a temporary solution for students who are attending in-person, but, due to health-related concerns, find it necessary to learn remotely for one to fifteen consecutive school days.

  • Students work from home on assignments in English language arts, math, and science provided digitally by their assigned classroom teacher(s).
  • Teachers provide online learning experiences that are focused on essential skills and include some teacher-student interaction.
  • Parents and/or Guardians support students’ learning with the expectation they will return to In-Person Learning as soon as possible

Long-term Flexible Learning is a quarter-by-quarter solution for students who choose a fully-online learning experience for at least one full quarter. Each quarter, families determine whether they will continue with Long-term Flexible Learning for the next quarter or return to In-Person Learning.

  • Students work from home on assignments in English language arts, math, and science provided digitally by a classroom teacher.
  • Teachers will provide online learning experiences that focus on essential skills and include some teacher-student interaction. An online advocate will be assigned to assist families with flexible learning.
  • Parents and/or Guardians will be responsible to support and enrich the curriculum.

Remote Learning is 100% online learning provided by Weber School District through the Weber Online program. Families must commit to this option for the entire school year prior to September 25, 2020.

  • Students are Weber School District students, but will not be assigned to a homeroom teacher at the neighborhood school.
  • A certified Weber Online teacher will regularly communicate with parents/guardians to support with technical and content questions.
  • Parents and/or Guardians will serve as the child’s primary teacher
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 15:40

Secondary Learning Options

For 2020-2021 - Revised July 28, 2020

In-Person Learning offers the richest learning experiences to develop the whole child and is the preferred learning option for most students and families.

  • Students attend class each day. In the event of a health concern, short-term flexible learning options are available for students to learn from home.
  • Teachers provide learning opportunities which ensure students experience the full depth and breadth of the Utah Core State Standards. Essential, important and supporting skills are taught with a variety of evidence-based practices. Teachers and specialists also provide robust intervention and enrichment supports.
  • Parents and/or guardians are responsible to regularly check in on their students’ progress and support as needed.
  • Social interactions are structured to enhanced learning experiences while keeping students safe and healthy.

Short-Term Flexible Learning is a temporary solution for students who are attending in-person, but, due to health-related concerns, find it necessary to learn remotely for one to fifteen consecutive school days.

  • Students work from home on essential skill assignments in all scheduled courses provided digitally by the assigned classroom teacher.
  • Teachers provide online learning experiences that are focused on essential skills and include some teacher-student interaction and communication (teachers can use the digital courses they’ve created either individually or collaboratively with their PLCs, the resources developed by their peers and the Curriculum Team this summer or a hybrid of both).
  • Parents and/or Guardians support students’ learning with the expectation they will return to In-Person Learning as soon as possible.

Long-term Flexible Learning is a quarter-by-quarter solution for students who choose a fully-online learning experience for at least one full quarter. Each quarter, families determine whether they will continue with Long-Term Flexible Learning for the next quarter or return to In-Person Learning.

  • Students work from home on essential skills assignments in all scheduled courses provided digitally by a classroom teacher. Students work at the teacher-led classroom pace complying with all established due dates, but will have some flexibility on when they learn the content.
  • Teachers provide online learning experiences that are focused on essential skills and include teacher-student interaction and communication (teachers can use the digital courses they’ve created either individually or collaboratively with their PLCs, the resources developed by their peers and the Curriculum Team this summer or a hybrid of both). Assistance will be provided to support families with flexible learning.
  • Parents and/or Guardians will be responsible to support and enrich the curriculum.

Remote Learning is 100% online learning provided by Weber School District through the Weber Online and/or Edgenuity programs. Students commit to this option for a full semester or the entire school year.

  • Students are Weber School District students, but will not be assigned to teachers at the neighborhood school.
  • A certified Weber Online/Edgenuity teacher will regularly communicate with parents/guardians to support with technical and academic questions.
  • Parents and/or Guardians will serve as the child’s primary teacher.

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