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Family Coaching

DEFINITIONS & PLANNING

Definitions

Parent Coaching: Helping parents with parenting challenges by offering alternative perspectives about family situations, creating strategies to prevent youth high-risk behavior, and developing family dynamics that achieve balanced parenting goals.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to plan your prevention activities and prevention discussions regarding this topic.

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  • Building Thinking Skills®

    Building Thinking Skills® kits and workbooks for Toddlers - 12th grade is a best-selling thinkings skills program, developmentally sequenced for buidling critical thinkings skills. 

  • Bright Side Learning Videos

    Whether you’re into recent discoveries, space exploration, true stories, fitness, fun tests, and riddles, or useful tips for self-improvement, psychology, gadgets, or just your day-to-day routine, there’s something for everyone!

  • 5 Critical Thinking Strategies

    Teach children how to think about ideas by asking them to compare, contrast, analyze, categorize and evalute.

RESOURCES

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  • Project Zero - Harvard

    Project Zero is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity for individuals and groups in the arts and other disciplines.

  • GFCLearnFree.org

    GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. Videos in English and Spanish.

  • Lateral Thinking

    Produces vidoes to increase higher level thinking skills.

  • The Critical Thinking Co.

    The Critical Thinking Co.™ sells products and offers lessons for building critical thinking skills for all ages. Searchable by age.

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Student Engagement

DEFINITIONS & PLANNING

Definitions

Student Engagement: Engaging students in the learning process to increase understanding and motivattion to practice higher-level critical thinking skills about high-risk behavior.

Prevention Planning: Use this section to find information, activities, discussion and fact handouts, as well as access to research about this topic.

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ACTIVITIES

Activities

Links

RESOURCES

Organizations

  • Project Zero - Harvard

    Project Zero is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity for individuals and groups in the arts and other disciplines.

  • GCF LearnFree.org

     GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. YouTube video channel

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Staff Topic Material

DEFINITIONS

Faculty Topic Material: Section dedicated to putting prevention topic material at faculty and school staff's fingertips. Material in these sections includes Universal (Tier I), Selective (Tier II), and Indicated (Tier III & IV) activity ideas, resources, and research relevant to a particular high-risk topic or skill.

Prevention Planning: Use the Faculty Topic Material section to help plan prevention activities for the whole school, faculty in-service, group counseling, and individual & family engagement.

ACTIVITIES

Activities

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    Teach a Thinking Routine

    Choose a thinking routine from Project Zero's Thinking Routines Toolbox to scaffold and support student thinking. A thinking routine is a set of brief questions or a brief sequence of steps used to support a specific type of thinking.

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    Thinking Routine Matrix

    Activities appropriate for preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.

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    Exploring Complexity

    Teaching complex thinking about complex things appropriate for middle and high school.

Links

RESOURCES

organizations

  • Project Zero - Harvard

    Project Zero is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity for individuals and groups in the arts and other disciplines.

  • GFCLearnFree.org

    GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. Videos in English and Spanish.

  • Lateral Thinking

    Produces vidoes to increase higher level thinking skills.

  • The Critical Thinking Co.

    The Critical Thinking Co.™ sells products and offers lessons for building critical thinking skills for all ages. Searchable by age.

Readings & Research