ERIC Number: ED478354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Improving Teaching and Learning Supports by Addressing the Rhythm of a Year. A Resource Aid.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
Schools have a yearly rhythm--changing with the cycle and demands of the school calendar. There is the Season of Hope as the school year starts; then comes homework discontent, conferences of concern, grading and testing crises, newspaper attacks, worries about burnout, and the search for renewal. In keeping with all this, the material compiled here offers some ideas and aids that can be used to enhance support for students, their families, and the staff at school each month. There are also references and information on linking to other resources for more in-depth follow up. All school stakeholders, and especially student support staff, can play a major role in addressing cyclical school concerns. By doing so, it is hoped to increase the likelihood that schools will be better places for all who spend so much of their lives there. (Author)
Descriptors: Class Organization, Educational Resources, Mental Health Programs, School Organization, School Schedules, School Support, Student Personnel Services, Time Factors (Learning)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu. For full text: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/rhythms.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.