BES Guidance

Julie Bassi, Ph.D.
School Psychologist

Weekly Guidance Lesson ‎‎‎(3rd & 4th Grade)‎‎‎ Reflections ...

  • Students in all 3rd and 4th grade classrooms participate in weekly guidance lessons, facilitated by myself (Dr. Bassi).  The entries below summarize and offer the chance to reflect on these lessons from my vantage point, with the children and their stories guiding our trajectory and focus.


  • October 21, 2016 - Perseverance and Purpose One of our fourth grade students came to me with the following video (google Gopro video friends plant trees...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx6hBgNNacE), which he felt would ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 11:36 AM by Julie Bassi
  • October 14, 2016 Learning about the brain and the "River of Calm" Students this week were offered a preliminary lesson on the two hemispheres of their brains, and the amazing “corpus collosum” or superhighway that connects the two sides.  The point of ...
    Posted Oct 18, 2016, 6:17 AM by Julie Bassi
  • October 7, 2016 - Kindness and Compliments This week, the theme of kindness as a culture was promoted by offering the kids opportunities to give each other compliments - to think from the heart, to write them down ...
    Posted Oct 24, 2016, 8:23 AM by Julie Bassi
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    Weekly Guidance Lesson ‎‎‎‎‎(3rd and 4th grade)‎‎‎‎‎ Reflections






  • Teacher Tips - Meeting the Needs of Students who Present with Challenging Emotional Profiles Suggestions for teachers in meeting the needs of students who present with challenging emotional profilesby Julie Bassi, Ph.D. - School PsychologistIf a child can’t tell you how ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 7:51 AM by Julie Bassi
  • Neuroscience Blast! Neuroscience…for kids!whole-hearted concepts/strategies to ponder... Our Mindset about Student Behavior Shapes our ResponsesAll kids learn better in environments that make them feel safe and understood ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2015, 4:10 AM by Julie Bassi
  • Lead With Strengths Human brains are wired to learn best within context of loving relationships. We have to...lead with strengths. There is a growing body of research that supports purposely helping students ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:59 AM by Julie Bassi
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ARTICLES

       




















    • Six Core Strengths for Healthy Child Development - Bruce Perry Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.  Six Core Strengths for Healthy Development  Violence is like a virus. In its many forms--on the news, in movies, on television, and in print--it can insidiously infect our children. Mysteriously, though, this germ can be virulent in some and barely noticeable in others. Why do some children re-enact the violence they see on television and others do not? Why do some chronically-teased children develop a sense of self-loathing, while others plot to shoot their taunting peers? Why do some children who make these murderous plans actually act on them?   It’s almost impossible to answer these questions. We can’t always pinpoint what makes a child violent. But ...
      Posted Oct 16, 2015, 7:54 AM by Julie Bassi
    • Five ‘dumb’ things one educator used to think but doesn’t anymore...    Washington Post:  September 22Michael Langan is an assistant principal in a Pennsylvania middle school, where he  has worked as a teacher and administrator for two decades. In the following post, he details five ideas in education that he once accepted as true but came to learn, through experience, as not what he originally thought. This appeared on Alternatives to School, a website started to offer ideas on how to improve education.By  Michael LanganI have worked in a middle school for 20 years, and over the past eight years I have changed, and not just in the wrinkly, grey-hair way. My thinking and philosophies have changed as well.Below are five dumb things I used to say ...
      Posted Oct 2, 2015, 10:36 AM by Julie Bassi
    • "What if Everything You Knew about Discipline Was Wrong?"   "What if Everything You Knew about Discipline Was Wrong?"
      Posted Sep 8, 2015, 10:33 AM by Doug Bonnema
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