Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

How Small Steps Can Change Lives

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

How Small Steps Can Change Lives

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During the week of November 14-18,2016, schools throughout the country will celebrate National School Psychology Awareness Week to highlight the important work school psychologists do to help all students thrive.

This year's theme, "Small Steps Change Lives," reminds both students and adults howtheir small actions can add up to larger, positive changes. School psychologists support students as they work to achieve their goals, big and small. Students begin to recognize how the small actions they take over the course of time-studying, practicing, being respectful, exploring-make a big difference in their lives as well as the lives of others. Individual small steps help build the path to creating a positive, connected, and respectful school community.

With the high demands and ever-growing responsibilities placed on school psychologists, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. It is crucial that school psychologists recognize-and help fellow educators recognize-how even the small things we do every day can have a profound impact on the students we serve and on the culture of our school communities. …

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