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    Kim Alexander 
    6th Grade
    Developmental Guidance
    kalexander@haverfordsd.net
    Phone: ext. 5011

     

     

    The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
     
    FREDERICK BOUCHNER
     

     
     
    DEVELOPMENTAL GUIDANCE

    The 6th grade Developmental Guidance Program meets once a week throughout the entire school year. The class is designed to facilitate the transition from elementary school to middle school and to address the challenging developmental changes of a sixth grade.  The concept of empathy is woven throughout the entire curriculum throughout the year. Some of the issues and material covered throughout the year include:
         *stress management/coping skills
         *mindfulness
         *empathy
         *NOW-(Notice, Offer, Warn) Suicide Prevention Program
         *assertiveness
         *gratitude
         *peer pressure reversal
         *decision-making
         *optimism
         *cyberbullying
         *friendship
         *nutrition
         *acceptance of diversity
         *families
         *study and organizational skills
         *career development
        
    The developmental guidance class is collaborative and hands on. It is designed to build skills that students are able to use in school and at home throughout life.
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