Counselor Corner

Melinda Jewell
Counselor

melinda.jewell@leisd.net
903.831.5352 ext 5117
 

Feel free to contact me if you have any academic, behavioral, or emotional concerns for your child. You may reach me by phone or e-mail. My schedule changes from day to day depending on the needs of the students and campuses where I work, but I will always make time for you.

Links to Sites on Digital Citizenship (i.e., internet safety, cyberbullying, cyber harassment)


    http://cyber-safety.com/parents.html - Parent Education on Cyber Safety

    http://cyber-safety.com/pdf/rules.pdf - Guidelines to Post at Home for Online Safety

    http://cyber-safety.com/pdf/internetusecontract.pdf - Internet Use Agreement for Parents and Children to Use at Home

    http://pbskids.org/webonauts/

    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/advice-for-parents/parents-guide-internet-safety-0 - parents' guide to internet safety

    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit

    http://www.esrb.org/index-js.jsp - a website devoted to rating games and maintained by the Entertainment Software Rating Board

    http://www.generate-qr-codes.org/internet-text-slang.html - internet and text slang guide for parents

    http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/internet/parenting_net_generation.cfm - "Parenting the Net Generation"

    http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/index.cfm - media and internet education resources

    http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/parents/internet/eparenting.cfm - "E-Parenting Tutorial: Keeping up with your kids’ online activities"

    http://www.msde.maryland.gov/MSDE/programs/technology/library_media.htm - Keeping Kids Connected and Protected

    http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents

    http://www.nick.com/thebighelp/digital-citizen-hub-page.html

    http://www.nsteens.org/

    http://www.oag.state.md.us/clicks.htm - Community Leadership in Cyber Knowledge and Safety (C.L.I.C.K.S. Initiative)

    http://www.thatsnotcool.com/

Links to Educational Videos and Games

    "About Face" (feelings) - http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/aboutface/index.html

    Career Activities -  http://www.vacareerview.org/

    Educational Games Teaching Internet Safety - http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/games/index.cfm

    "It's My Life" - It's My Life offers students in grades 3-9 a unique interactive community in which to explore the social, emotional, and physical issues that most affect them. - http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/index.html

    "Kids Against Bullying" - www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org

    "Out on a Limb" (A Guide to Getting Along) from University of Illinois - http://urbanext.illinois.edu/conflict/

    Safety - http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/1257

    "Stop Bullying Now" Webisodes - http://takeastand.stopbullying.gov/kids/webisodes/

    "Stop the Bully" - mcgruff.org/Games/stop_bully.php

    "You've Got To Be Kidding!" (problem-solving activity) - http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/yougottobekidding/


Links to Handouts on Various Topics

Education-Related Handouts

    "Classroom Participation:  How to Increase" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Increasing%20Classroom%20Participation%20Handout.pdf

    "Communication with Your Child" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Communicating%20with%20Child%20Handout.pdf

    "Communication with Your Child's Teacher" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Communicating%20with%20Teacher%20Handout.pdf

    "Creating a Home Environment for Learning" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Creating%20a%20Home%20Environment%20Handouts.pdf

    "Helping Your Child Do Well in School" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Parents%20Matter%20Handout.pdf

    "Homework:  Tips for Managing" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Homework%20Management%20Handout.pdf

    "Learning and Grades:  How to Improve" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/Improving-Learning-Grades-Handout.pdf

    "Motivation to Learn:  How to Increase" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Motivation%20Handout.pdf

    "Organization Skills:  How to Develop" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Organization%20Handout.pdf

    "Parent- Teacher Conferences" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Parent%20Teacher%20Conference%20Handout.pdf

    "Study Skills:  Strengthening Your Child's Skills" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Study%20Skills%20Handout2.pdf

    "Helping Your Child Learn to Read" - http://parenting-ed.org/pdf/reading.pdf

General Parenting Education

    "Communication:  Parent to Child" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/Communication%20Handout.pdf

    "Death:  How to Talk to Children" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/death.pdf

    "General Parenting Guidelines" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/general%20parenting%20guidelines.pdf

    "Self-Esteem:  How to Develop in Children" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/self%20esteem.pdf

    "Stress:  Helping Children Cope" - http://parenting-ed.org/pdf/kidstress.pdf

    "Stress Management for Parents" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/stress_management.pdf

Specific Issues or Concerns

   
Drugs and Other Substance Abuse (i.e., information on addiction, its causes, how to prevent it, and when to

consider treatment) - https://www.drugrehab.com/teens/

   "General Fears in Children" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/general%20fears.pdf

    "Peer Pressure and Bad Companions" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/peer%20pressure.pdf

    "Responsibility and Independence" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/resp%20&%20ind.pdf

    "Teasing" - http://www.parenting-ed.org/handouts/teasing.pdf