Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Strive. Grow. THRIVE!

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

Strive. Grow. THRIVE!

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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS WEEK

It may only be June and the winding down of the current school year, but we are already planning for School Psychology Awareness Week 2014 (November 10-14, 2014). Our theme this year is: Strive. Grow. Thrive! These three little words encompass the continuum of engagement in children's learning and development.

The goal, as in past years, is to create a positive, strengths-based theme that serves as a springboard for a variety of activities designed to reinforce students' resilience. The theme also applies to adults and can be a great focus for improving collaboration and collegial support. It also relates to NASP's vision that all children thrive in school, at home, and throughout life. Key concepts include:

1 Strive. Working and trying hard. Taking on new challenges. Stretching oneself. Excelling and doing one's best. Learning from mistakes. Demonstrating the persistence to try again. Trying to see someone else's perspective. Striving leads to growth.

1 Grow. Learning new skills and ideas. Building on our experiences to expand our capacities. Maturing emotionally, socially, and behaviorally. Thinking of and helping others. Developing positive relationships. …

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