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Counselor Update

Welcome to Truman! Each year at the beginning of the year I teach the whole school about a variety of topics including school wide expectations, how to handle bullying and bothering, how to solve a peer conflict, and the difference between tattling and telling. I also am available to help students learn social skills, peer interaction skills, and deal with emotional issues. Please feel free to call or stop by anytime!
 

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Welcome to 2019-20 School Year

Welcome to the new school year! As always we will begin the school year with all-school trainings on expectations in different areas of the school such as the hallway, the cafeteria, and the playground. I also will be doing my annual lessons to all students on topics such as bullying vs. bothering and conflict resolution. This year I will also be adding some new lessons to help students with managing stress and their emotions.
 
I am available to help students who are struggling with behavior, emotional issues, family problems, and other issues. Feel free to call or stop in anytime, and I can explain how I can possibly help.

The Bridge Conflict Resolution Tool

Each year we teach students the conflict resolution tool called, The Bridge. We have the colors painted on the playground. I also use this tool when I help students with conflicts. Feel free to use this at home--it is a simple yet effective approach to working out conflicts!