RYC Youth Educator helps 4th graders understand the importance of getting along and the importance of resolving conflict when we don’t.
"Respect" is the feeling or understanding that something or someone is important, good and valuable and should be treated in an appropriate way. Read more.
Self-esteem: Confidence in one’s own worth and abilities. Find out what both healthy self-esteem and low self-esteem look like in a child.
Whether or not we feel totally confident in ourselves at any given moment, we always have an opportunity to boost our own self-esteem as well as that of others.
Sadness: What are the ways in which we experience this emotion? How can we move forward toward feeling better?
What is a peer? How do our peers influence us and what are some of the ways we can avoid negative peer pressure?
Jessica will be working with all 3rd and 4th grade classes in the district as part of the the health curriculum. Jessica’s lessons focus on important social and emotional learning skills, such as self-awareness, self-management (emotional regulation), social awareness, and relationship skills. Studies have shown that these skills greatly enhance our children’s capacity to deal effectively with daily tasks and challenges.
Jessica holds a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has extensive experience in group work in classrooms and community settings with children and adults.