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Apoyo para la salud mental de Ud. y sus hijos!

Translated by: Elva De Baca, San Ysidro SciPhy Teacher

Padres, 

Escuchamos su solicitud de apoyo para la salud mental de usted y sus hijos. Me gustaría presentarles el modelo Clover Model  para ayudar con el desarrollo socioemocional de familias. 

Personas de todas las edades pueden utilizar el modelo Clover como guía para equilibrar las necesidades del desarrollo humano. El trébol tiene 4 “hojas”: Interacción activa x Reflexión y Asertividad x y la del Sentir que uno Pertenece. Si bien desea equilibrio en las 4 hojas, cada hoja también tiene una hoja opuesta, indicada x así.

Por ejemplo, puede ser que un niño (o un adulto) que se reafirma en voz alta y de manera inapropiada en realidad sea comporte así como una manera de pedir ayuda porque esta persona posiblemente no se siente integrado  o que pertenece en un grupo  Ese individuo necesita incrementar las  relaciones positivas con sus compañeros y adultos.  Antes de la pandemia, algunos solían referirse a este tipo de comportamiento inapropiado como una persona privilegiada que siente que merece cosas por el simple hecho de ser. 

Otro ejemplo: muchos de nosotros nos hemos quedado atascados en la hoja de Reflexión durante la pandemia del coronavirus … pero no en una reflexión saludable. Dejamos que nuestras mentes se pregunten y divaguen sin volver al presente. ¡Podemos equilibrar eso con la Interacción activa, moviendo físicamente nuestros cuerpos y así conectándonos con nuestro mundo a través del movimiento! Después de un poco de balance  y equilibrio, se puede volver a una Reflexión saludable a través de cosas como la atención plena, el anotar en un diario, el establecimiento de metas y las meditaciones guiadas.

No dude en consultar el  Clover Model del PEAR Institute en Harvard, así como elevatEd Classrooms  para obtener más recursos y así elevar a toda la comunidad educativa.

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Paula Blanco, MAT

Paula Blanco is currently a bilingual  kindergarten teacher at a dual-immersion school. Paula first received a bachelor’s degree in foreign language teaching and in infant education. Paula found her passion teaching and went back for a MAT Spanish (teaching Spanish as a second language).  After her education, Paula moved from Spain to the United States. Ms. Blanco is an experienced teacher with 9+ years of classroom experience.

Amiee Masters Altman, MsEd

Aimee Masters Altman is currently a middle school language arts teacher in southern New Jersey.  As a teacher with over 13 years experience, she has worked as a Kindergarten-6th grade Library-Media Specialist, a 3rd grade inclusion teacher, as well as a middle school language arts teacher.  Mrs. Altman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sociology with a concentration in health and medicine and a minor in Women’s Studies.  During her time at UPenn, she found her passion for teaching while working the Extended School Year program for students with special needs.  She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Education in Reading/Writing/Literacy with a certification as a Reading Specialist from the University of Pennsylvania School of Education.  She continued her education for a Library-Media Specialist certification at Rutgers University.  Mrs. Altman has sat on many committees to analyze, select, and write curriculum.

Korey Sewell, PhD

Dr. Korey Sewell , founder of Hands-On Technology Education, is a professional engineer and educator specializing in Computer Science & Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan (2012) and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Riverside (2004). His professional background consists of work at places such as Intel, Apple, Qualcomm and MIPS Technologies with interests in Microprocessors, CPU Workloads, and Simulation Methodology. As an educator, Dr. Sewell aspires for Hands-On Technology to continue to fulfill its mission of empowering the K-12 demographic with innovative, practical, and affordable technology-based activities (summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs).

Jacqueline Masters, EDS, MA

Jacqueline received her Ed.S and M.A. degree in School Psychology from Rowan University and her B.S. degree in Psychology from Drexel University. She is currently certified in New Jersey and practices full time in the public school system. She has been working with the elementary and middle school students for 6+ years. She works to consult and collaborate with teachers, parents, and students to maximize their education and social experience. Additionally she completes cognitive and behavioral assessments as part of the Special Education process. She specializes in educating students, teachers, and parents on a variety of disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, Specific Learning Disabilities, as well mood disorders and various developmental disorders.