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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BECOME A MISS KENDRA SCHOOL

We are glad that you want to develop a whole-school environment that welcomes open conversation about stress. Our team will guide your teachers and support staff through training, ongoing support and classroom materials to become a Miss Kendra School.

We’ll equip you with grade-level curriculum that include lesson plans for the whole school year. The Program is designed to be delivered in weekly sessions of 30 minutes throughout the whole school year. 

Our team will provide you with everything you need to become a Miss Kendra School and implement the complete program with Miss Kendra’s Legend, Miss Kendra’s List, Letters to Miss Kendra, and Red Bead Club activities in the classrooms. The program includes:

  • Initial two-day training session for teachers, social support staff and administrative staff conducted on-site by the Miss Kendra Program team.
  • Ongoing phone coaching/supervision of your school personnel by experienced Miss Kendra trainers throughout the year, plus at least one follow-up visit by Miss Kendra faculty.
  • Official Miss Kendra materials: Worry boards, mailboxes, stationery, red beads, training manuals, posters, stamps.

WHY MISS KENDRA?

tHE BIGGEST CHANGE

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TEACHERS’ FAVORITE PARTS

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HOW HAVE STUDENTS REACTED?

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Impact: Hear from our partners at Sallie B. Howard School in Wilson, North Carolina

AGE APPROPRiATE CURRICULUM

THE CURRICULUM

The Miss Kendra curriculum is all grade appropriate. Each Miss Kendra lesson is designed to be fun and engaging, while simultaneously making difficult topics accessible to students. It is expected that some anxiety will arise from eliciting open conversations about adversity, and thus there are structures throughout the curriculum to facilitate both expression and containment of this emotionality.

The curriculum has 38 lesson plans designed to be delivered in 38 weekly sessions of 30 minutes throughout the whole school year. The lesson plans follow a particular format designed to elicit the opinions, feelings, and thoughts of the students as well as their own personal experiences regarding sensitive topics.

The main action of the teacher in guiding a Miss Kendra Program lesson is to:

1) Evoke the issue – usually through Miss Kendra’s List,

2) Ask the students to communicate their feelings and thoughts about it through games and exercises, and then

3) Listen to their answers and encourage them to continue to communicate about these issues.

There are nine modules in the Miss Kendra curriculum, one for each month of the academic year. An initial, six-week long Foundational module is intended to introduce the primary concepts of the program to students, and to make sure, in age appropriate language, that students understand the aim and methods of the program.

TEACHER, PRINCIPAL & PARENT TESTIMONIALS

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We have seen decreases in behavior; we have seen children speak their truths in letters to Miss Kendra and conversations on the carpet. To watch their faces after they speak their truths is like watching someone who has been trying to carry a large weight on their shoulders for a long time finally be able to put it down.
2nd Grade Teacher, Bearfield Primary School, Ahoskie, North Carolina
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Miss Kendra Programs provide a way for our students to give voice to their worries, and know our school is a safe place in which they could receive support.
Principal, Edgewood Magnet School, New Haven, Connecticut
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The best part of the Miss Kendra Programs is knowing that through the program we create opportunities for kids to share their stories and give them opportunities to talk about things that they may not otherwise have the chance to talk about.
Miss Kendra Counselor, Escambia County, Florida
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I have seen the worries melt off kids when they are able to write them down and the joy they experience getting a letter in return. Even my students who do not write letters love to hear who got a letter and support them, which does not happen often with my kiddos.
4th Grade Teacher, Spokane, Washington
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It is a very informative and open program with a great amount of resources supporting it. It has a great structure, a baseline to go off of, and fun activities for the students.
Kindergarten Teacher, Waterville, New York
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Students have a chance to share thoughts & feelings without feeling judged.
4th Grade Teacher, Murphy, North Carolina

BECOME A MISS KENDRA SCHOOL

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