SEL through Activities and Songs, presented by Paulette Meier
Classroom based workshops can be customized to address particular skills/issues/concepts you would like to raise with your students.
Here are two sample programs:
I. LessonSongs and Activities for Peacemaking
An interactive performance or workshop that combines singing and signing (ASL), while exploring the concepts and skills needed to build and maintain positive relationships. Based on her original, musically diverse songs and her experience teaching conflict resolution and relational skills, Paulette Meier addresses a variety of topics: Emotional Intelligence, Peaceful Conflict Resolution, De-Escalating Anger, Good Listening Skills, Affirmations vs. Put Downs, etc.
Recommended Ages: Grades 1-6
II. LessonSongs and Activities for Inclusion & Understanding
Students will explore - through musically diverse songs and activities - such topics as diversity, self-esteem, gender bias, mutual respect, peer pressure and competition around such things as clothing. Paulette Meier individualizes her sessions to the particular issues facing students in your school. Tackling serious issues can be fun with sing-alongs and songs ranging in style from gospel and reggae to blues and hip hop!
Recommended Ages: Grades 4-6
Length: 45-60 minutes Maximum Attendance- Assembly program: 500 (Usually amplification for groups over 50 is necessary.); Workshop: 30 Limit # Sessions per day- Assembly programs: 2, Workshops: 4 Cost: Assembly program- $300 first session/$200 each additional Workshop: $200 first session/ $100 each additional
Mileage is 37 cents a mile for distances beyond 30 miles, roundtrip. Fees include one copy of the CD, Come Join the Circle, and one notated songbook.
For smaller schools with a low budget, please express your needs; accommodations can be made.
Paulette Meier has over fifteen years working in the field of school based prevention. She has trained hundreds of teachers in Cooperative Discipline, Peacemaking Skills in the Classroom, and Strength Based Behavior Intervention Planning. She has also trained students in rural Kentucky, urban Cincinnati, and Austin, Texas in peer mediation, creative conflict resolution, cooperative learning, diversity appreciation and leadership development. Her songs have received highly favorable reviews in School Library Journal, Multi-Cultural Review, and Parenting Magazine.
"Paulette's workshop was wonderful. I learned many new techniques for developing a cooperative classroom. Her passion and energy made it lighthearted and fun."
- teacher participant, Mt. St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Staff who attended the professional development day with you are still saying how great it was. I can't wait to work with you further to nurture the culture of our school.
- School counselor, Mildred Dean School, Newport, Ky.
"Paulette is an excellent trainer. After all is said and done, any program is only as good as the trainer. Paulette is a natural talent for this type of training."