My students need a set of Apple AirPods headphones for the counseling room.
This project expired on July 25, 2018.
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Our school is a low income school in the Belmont neighborhood of Bronx, NY. The majority of my students are academically and emotionally challenged and suffer from trauma and poverty. As a result, they exhibit depression, anxiety, and exhibit aggressive behaviors on a daily basis. Their parents and caregivers are also struggling and aren't always able to provide their children with the tools they need to even have a chance of success. A large number of our students are living in temporary housing and are traveling over an hour each way just to get to school.
As a school counselor, students come to my room when they are upset, agitated, angry, depressed and/or scared.
My room is also used as a space where I meet with families, students and agency workers. I would love to create a space in the school where they know they are coming to a comfortable, inviting, clean atmosphere, where parents know when they leave, their child is safe.
I was recently given a school iPad and downloaded a bunch of 'calming" apps. The kids love them. On occasion, I will allow them to go on the iPad to cool down, while I am getting other work done.
Having a set of headphones will allow the students to really concentrate on the calming activity, without distracting to me or other visitors to my office.
Even though I am personally conflicted about the use of technology in schools, there are so many beneficial ways it helps students, especially those with disabilities, who can't always find the words to "talk" about a problem.
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