- Betsy O'Neill-Sheehan Here's a quick one because, like our students, we educators are trying to keep up with the hustle at the end of the year. In that hustle there are some big emotions hiding. When they pop up let's remember: 1. Summer doesn’t mean fun to all of them. The school year means... Continue Reading →
How to Use Coding to Teach Social Skills
At a time when social interactions have evolved to include devices and screen time, and less personal interactions and play time, competing with technology to be engaging can be a struggle. But what if we don't have to compete? What if our social interactions and our use of technology complimented each other?
How Green Screen Technology Enhanced my School Counseling Lessons
By Betsy O'Neill-Sheehan A daily objective as a K-2 school counselor is to teach my students how to control and organize their thoughts. For many, the traditional methods of drawing, graphic organizers, workbooks, and discussions are helpful. For some, I struggle to get them invested in learning about their thoughts and their relation to their... Continue Reading →
THE PENDULUM SWINGS: Becoming a Restoring Force for a Child in Full Swing
By Betsy O'Neill-Sheehan Why the pendulum image? My very excitable 12th grade physics teacher, Mr. Carey would on occasion take the class outside to watch the exothermic reaction of sodium with water (don't try this at home, folks). In this particular memory, he took out a pendulum to explain its forces. A pendulum, in the... Continue Reading →