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Staff Retreats for Safety and Security, Pine Lane Elementary and Rocky Heights Middle School

Staci McCormack , Coordinator of Prevention and School Culture, has recently led three Staff Retreats.  McCormack states:

“Professional development days are created to help the adults recognize their role in an upstream prevention model. Modeling psychological health to students which includes: Authentic self, Connectedness, Help-seeking, and the use of protective factors for students serving as the first step in supporting students’ psychological safety.” Psychologically healthy adults foster healthy students and healthy school cultures. These full-day retreats include: activities, structured conversations through restorative practices, shared meals, direct teach, and games.

In the above photo, staff are sitting in a circle playing the “Shoe Game”.  Each participant throws their right shoe into the middle. Then everyone runs into the center and grabs a shoe.  They must then find the owner of the shoe. The owner  must tell one truth and one lie while the other staff member deciphers which one is true.  It is a fun way to learn something new about the people you work with.

To schedule a staff retreat for your school or department, please contact Staci McCormack at staci.mccormack[at]dcsdk12[dot]org.

 
August 17, 2016 | By jhatt | Category: Prevention and School Culture

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