Hello Timberwolves! My name is Kristine Dinsdale and I am the new half-time School Counselor and AVID site team member at Taylor Canyon Elementary.
Taylor Canyon was the first elementary school selected in the Ogden School District to begin learning and utilizing the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. I had the opportunity to join several amazing Taylor Canyon educators during the summer AVID training and am so excited to be supporting this for ALL Taylor Canyon Timberwolf students! I am a strong advocate and believer of supporting daily student success along with college and career readiness preparations.
Students started the school year off by drawing a picture of what a "successful student" looks like to him/her. Organizational skills are being developed by utilizing a binder and weekly planner, a daily take-home folder and learning effective note-taking skills. All Timberwolves will continue to build upon these AVID skills throughout the school year.
Students can earn High Paws tickets for following school-wide rules of being Respectful, Responsible and Safe. Please encourage your students to practice these skills at home also.
My guidance lessons focus on students learning and applying the characteristics of "MINDSETS"
M - "Mistakes are Good"
I - "Initiative"
N - "Need Help, Ask"
D - "Dedication"
S - "Sharing my Thoughts"
E - "Excited to Learn"
T - "Try Your Best"
My hours for Taylor Canyon Elementary:
Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday
School counselors are advocates for students. They seek to build relationships to help students grow emotionally, socially and academically. Counselors are first and foremost here to support student academic and learning development, helping students achieve school success. Second, life and career development, which helps students focus on future life and career goals. Counselors work to provide an awareness of multicultural and global citizenship to allow students to see opportunity in the ever evolving global communities. Finally, the school counselor provides social and emotional support allowing students to develop resiliency and strength as they work towards their future. Your school counselor is in the school to support you!
"Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality" Malala Yousafzai
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