YOU SHOULD VISIT YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR WHEN:
- you're sad, upset,or worried about something going on at school, home, or with peers
- you need help with organizational or study skills
- you witness someone being mistreated or bullied
- you hear something indicating that someone might hurt himself/herself or someone else
TEST TAKING STRATEGIES
- BEGIN STUDYING AS SOON AS THE MATERIAL IS GIVEN TO YOU. DON'T CRAM. Data shows that last minute cramming does not work. An extra hour of sleep is more helpful.
- READ ALL DIRECTIONS, QUESTIONS, AND ANSWERS CAREFULLY. BE SURE NOT TO SKIP ANY PAGES. NEVER LEAVE A QUESTION UNANSWERED. If you are unsure, eliminate the wrong answers and make a guess. Experts say that the first guess is often right.
- PACE YOURSELF. Don't spend too long on any one question.
- ALWAYS SAVE TIME TO LOOK OVER YOUR TEST.
* Did you follow directions?
* Did you answer all questions?
* Did you skip any pages?
* Are your answers correct and readable?
IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED:
- Walk or run away.
- Tell someone. Telling isn't tattling; it keeps you safe.
- Buddy up! Bullies like to be mean to kids who are alone.
- Avoid the bully.
- Stay close to teachers and/or other adults. Bullies don't want to get caught.
- Stand up for yourself. If you feel safe, tell the bully to stop.
- FIGHT BACK The bully might try to harder to hurt you.
- THREATEN OR CALL THE BULLY NAMES The bully might try harder to hurt you.
- CRY Bullies like to make people cry. Try to stay calm. Walk to someone who can help.
- IGNORE BULLYING Bullies do not go away on their own. Ask an adult for help.
From Dr. Allan Beane