Youth Development News from OCM BOCES Instructional Support

March 2016

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It’s the time of year when testing; spring sports, more testing, and stress can take control of our students’ lives and the adults surrounding them. What can we give students/staff that can encourage their success in the midst of these challenges? Listen to these TED talks to inspire your thinking and drive to have a growth mindset.

  • Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating
    Listen to Elizabeth describe her writing journey that includes stories of failure and how she persevered to keep writing even though she was knocked down. Her point is to keep coming “home”: the place where you love more than yourself.
    Listen here

  • Angela Duckworth: The key to success
    Encourage the development of grit in students’ lives as they work hard to succeed. This is a great presentation to show students as they examine their abilities to stick to the task.
    Listen here

  • Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve
    Learn how to reward the use of effort, strategy and process and embrace “not yet” so that students understand that we are all “in process” to learn and grow.
    Listen here

Prevention Conference
May 19th at the DoubleTree in East Syracuse
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Professional Development Opportunities for Social Workers
This summer will be filled with opportunities for earning Social Work CEUs. Classes include:

  • Strategies for De-escalating and Diffusing Challenging Student Behavior
  • Nature, Nurture and Neurons: Can our brains and even our DNA be consciously changed?
  • Understanding the Family Life Cycle

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