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Mrs. D. Coulter » Welcome to Mrs. Coulter's Webpage

Welcome to Mrs. Coulter's Webpage

I am the Seventh Grade School Counselor.

I will be your school counselor during the three years that you attend our school and I am committed to helping you succeed while you're here.

My webpages will include my classroom lessons, students services activities and events, and tips for middle schoolers.

 

 

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Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

This is an informative article for Parents of both Teen Girls & Boys

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/02/29/467959873/teen-girls-and-social-media-a-story-of-secret-lives-and-misogyny?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160302&utm_campaign=npr_email_a_friend&utm_term=storyshare

 

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Text to Speech Software 

If your child struggles with reading text sometimes it might be easier for them to use a text to Speech Software package for reading assignments.  I heard that some of our students are using NaturalReader 14.  It is text-to-speech software for Windows and Macs. This easy-to-use software with natural-sounding voices can read to you any text such as Microsoft Word files, webpages, PDF files, and E-mails.

http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html

 

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This may be interesting to you.....Girls on the Run

Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 24-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals.

 

http://www.gotrcnj.org/locations/program-sites

 

Do You Want to Understand Your Teen Better?

Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_the_teen_brain_transforms_relationships

 

MIT Website For Parents of Teens

Check out his webpage create by MIT for parents of teens.  It was Prepared by A. Rae Simpson, PhDRaising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for Action is the culmination of a groundbreaking initiative to pull together current research on the parenting of adolescents and to distill from it key messages for the media, policymakers, practitioners, and parents. http://hr.mit.edu/static/worklife/teens-youngadults-overview/

 

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Parents - New APP to Prevent Bullying

Get KnowBullying, the free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying.

http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html

 

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New App to Help Students Stay Calm

 for Iphones, Androids & PCs

Stop, Breathe and Think

Check out this new app that will help you learn to you stay calm during difficult situations.  If you can stay calm when things get tough you have more control over your actions and thoughts.  This makes you more powerful!

The app teaches users mindfulness and meditation which can help us meet the turbulence of our lives with kindness and compassion, and allow us to find peace of mind no matter what's going on.

 

 

 

 

Goal Setting

Please consider using the Parent and Student Portal to set goals for each semester.  By checking the portal weekly students can track their progress and make adjustments to their study habits.  Please have the students contact me if they would like assistance in setting goals and tracking their progress.