Hello, Middle School!
Click on the links below for the slide presentation, strength-based learning assessment handouts, and additional resource links from PEN program “Hello, Middle School!” (presented March 7, 2019).
Kimberly Knudson (Wilson Instructional Coach) Pasadena Learning Center - 2396 North Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001 626-818-4542 firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple Intelligence Inventories:
Social and Emotional Inventory:
10 Ways to Help your Child Succeed in Middle School by Kathryn Hoffses, PhD
How to Help Teens Weather their Emotional Storms (Snow globe with glitter article)
Websites and Social Media
Aries- Parent Portal (PUSD App-access via smartphone; find everything from attendance to assignments): https://www.pusd.us/parentportal
PUSD Parent University: Parent workshops (e.g., Young & Healthy)
PUSD’s Tech Equity Program - includes info & forms related to student Chromebook program, also links for more info about digital citizenship, regulating media use, and online safety for parents and students
Second Step - Social-Emotional Learning curriculum for middle school
https://www.parenttoolkit.com. Comprehensive guide to helping their children succeed in school and life, whether they’re just starting out in pre-school or preparing their college applications. Produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson
https://www.understood.com very comprehensive website for parents of children with learning disabilities
https://www.mindsetworks.com. Great resources on growth mindset
YouTube mindfulness for teens videos
Parenting Books for Parents of Tweens and Teens:
Getting to Calm: Cool-headed strategies for parenting tweens and teens by Laura S. Kastner, Ph.D., and Jennifer Wyatt, Ph.D.
Middle School Makeover: Improving the Way You and Your Child Experience Middle School Years, by Michelle Icard
Nurture Shock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
The Price of Privilege by Dr. Madeline Levine
Scream Free Parenting by Jenny Runkel
Children the Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs, M.D.
The Whole Brained Child by Dr. Dan Siegel
The Mindful Brain by Dr. Dan Siegel
Mindset by Carol Dweck
The Conscious Parent by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential by Eileen Kennedy Moore, PhD Mark S Lowenthal, PsyD
Love and Logic- Parenting Teens with Love and Logic by Foster W. Cline, MD & Jim Fay
Parenting Kids to Become the People Employees Really Want and America Desperately Need by Jim Fay
Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood by Lisa Damour
Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls by Lisa Damour