Good Kids, Difficult Behavior Book Study

Good Kids, Difficult Behavior

Book Study

Focus#1 (pages 20-32) The Seeds of Hope

 

 

We have all seen evidence of book studies being powerful tools to develop effectual teacher expertise in critical areas.  The focus for this book study is the improvement of behavior in the Good Kids, with Difficult Behavior.  We want to focus on recognizing more than just difficult behavior, we want to help student focus on the causes and what we can do to help the students deal with their reactions.

When you read the passage (pages 20-32) I want you to think of a time you were hurting and acting out yet no one knew the cause and they judged you as difficult or blamed you for causing trouble.

I will provide a Blog for you to answer the questions that are sprinkled throughout this assignment and well as a way that you can post your thoughts/ideas/policies so that we can all benefit from your wisdom.  You will have the opportunity to respond to each other.  (Please no “Great job!” let this be an interactive way that we can communicate and provide ways to support each other and our students.)

As you read I want you to think about the students you serve and the labels that you have assigned to those students.  Are they accurate?? Are you sure?? 

On page 23 there is a statement in bold that says “Start with the idea that this child has the potential for success at some level, and that with creativity, perseverance and the right structure, you just may be the one to help him or her succeed.” Do you have any of these students? We all do! EVERY student has some potential.  We become frustrated when they do not grasp a concept when we feel they aren’t paying attention or they do not care. Maybe they don’t care!?!?  Can you find something they do care about and use that as the vehicle to tap into the potential this student possess??

When we tell students they are supposed to know/learn something just because they are a certain age/grade we limit their potential and ultimately we caused them to become frustrated because they feel like failures.  When we become frustrated we act out, why can’t they?? 

 

Think Project:

When you are faced with a student that you see has potential how do you tap into that potential and stave off behavior issues at the same time?? 

 

Teachers,

After you have read the selection and taken some time to process what the author is suggesting what are your thoughts?

The following questions are taken from the Book Study assignment. Please reflect on them.  When you respond to them make sure to include your name and feel free to comment on the others responses and offer support and suggestions.

I want you to think of a time you were hurting and acting out yet no one knew the cause and they judged you as difficult or blamed you for causing trouble

think about the students you serve and the labels that you have assigned to those students.  Are they accurate?? Are you sure?? 

Can you find something they do care about and use that as the vehicle to tap into the potential this student possess?? 

When we become frustrated we act out, why can’t they?? 

Think Project:

When you are faced with a student that you see has potential how do you tap into that potential and stave off behavior issues at the same time?? 

Please offer suggestions that we may can incorporate in the 21st CCLC Program. 

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CISFC Student Wins State Competition

 

Original article featured in The Cochran Journal

Walmart representatives from Eastman and Cochran presented Amanda with her grand prizes.

Walmart representatives from Eastman and Cochran presented Amanda with her grand prizes. Photo courtesy of CIS/FC.

Pictured from left to right: Carla Thrower, BCMS Assistant Principal, Wanda Cobb, 21st CCLC, Yhachia Gadsen, Cochran Walmart Assistant Manager, Britton Tuck, 21st CCLC Program Director, Amanda Horne, State Winner, Regina Smith, CIS/FC Executive Director, Gretchen Tuck, CIS Site Coordinator – BCMS.

The CIS Student Achievement Contest is an annual competition sponsored by Communities In Schools of Georgia. Our local affiliate had 5 regional winners who each won a $25 Walmart gift card. Amanda Horne, a 7th grader from BCMS, entered the technology category and submitted a powerpoint presentation about how CIS Cochran/Bleckley has helped her succeed academically. Amanda received a new laptop and printer donated by Walmart. She also received a trip to Atlanta to the Georgian Terrace hotel and enjoyed a celebration and luncheon with her principal, Dr. Trey Belflower, her superintendent, Dr. Charlotte Pipkin, her local CIS Executive Director, Regina Smith and her local 21st CCLC Program Director, Ms. Britton Tuck.

 

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CIS Student Achievement Month State Winners at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta on May 6, 2014. Photo courtesy of CIS of Georgia.

2013 Student Achievement Month Winners Front row (l-r): Roderick Felton, CIS of Central Georgia; Jamiya Lockett, CIS of Central Georgia, Nerya Rodney, CIS of Troup County. Back row (l-r) Kylan Patterson, CIS of Atlanta; Amanda Horne, CIS of Cochran/Bleckley; Virdaryal Thomas, CIS of Central Georgia; Jessieka Reaves, CIS of Atlanta; Linda Cotton, CIS of Central Georgia; Dante Sullivan, CIS of Troup County; Anqunette Poole, CIS of Central Georgia and Chykymbrion Jackson, CIS of Turner County.

 

Amanda poses with her winning powerpoint entry.

Amanda poses with her winning powerpoint entry.

Communities In Schools Student Achievement Month WSB Tour, May 6, 2014

Amanda toured the WSB-TV station as part of her celebration as a state winner in Atlanta.

Amanda toured the WSB-TV station as part of her celebration as a state winner in Atlanta.

January is National Mentoring Month!

Lynn and Caniyah

Lynn Lassiter and Mentee

It is that wonderful time of year again when we have the privilege to showcase and thank our volunteers in the CIS/FC Mentoring Program at BleckleyCountyMiddle School.  The key to a quality mentoring relationship is having a caring adult consistently show up for a young person. Since the beginning of this school year, our mentors have provided 134 hours of volunteer service!

Every one of those hours has truly been treasured by our students.  Our mentors are the best!

The CIS/FC Mentoring Program’s success stems from our careful matching process.  We ensure both mentor/mentee have similar interests and personalities, provide a free training session and a national background check.

Who among us can’t think of at least one person who has inspired us along the way to adulthood?  Can you imagine that person not having been a part of your life?  What impact did they have on you?  If you would like to help support and inspire a child to reach his/her potential, please visit our website at www.cisfccochranbleckley.org for an online application or call Gretchen Wilson-Tuck at 478-934-7270 Extension: 8002 for more information.

The mentoring program is one of many initiatives sponsored by Communities In Schools of Cochran and BleckleyCounty and Family Connection Community Partnership, Inc.  We also provide a comprehensive 21st Century Community Learning Center after school tutorial program, Abstinence Education, Family Case Management services, Prevention and Parent Education services.

If you would like to know more about the mission and vision of Communities In Schools/Family Connection or how you can help us “surround students with a community of support and empower them to stay in school and achieve in life”, please contact Regina Smith, Executive Director at 478/934-4300 or by visiting our website listed above.

Door Decorating Contest held at 21st CCLC

Students participated in the 21st CCLC Door Decorating Contest this December. Door decorations had to meet specific criteria including student involvement, creativity, and neatness. Local community members visited the 21st CCLC center and judged each door carefully. 5th grade was deemed this year’s winning masterpiece! Students received a pizza party as their prize.

3rd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

5th Grade

Middle Grades (6th-9th)

Middle Grades (6th-9th)