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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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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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Our students here have been using their voices to show us that they don't like something. They all show us that they are afraid and they're showing us things that we never expected would come out here, things that will keep them safe and protected.
Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, Escambia County, FL
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I have noticed a significant drop in behavior referrals, suspensions, and overall disciplinary problems. The students feel a sense of relief when they get the opportunity to “play” with the therapist and the teacher notices a sense of calmness when students return to the classroom.
Principal, Strong Elementary School
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Giving them that red bead—all of the students that I gave it to just thanked me and they asked me to put it on or I saw them wearing it later. It really did make a big impact and I realized that even though I had fear about being a holder of the students’ stories and things, that they were grateful for it and accepting of the read bead as the symbol that they are a strong person and that I know that they're a strong person.
Miss Kendra Teacher, Menlo Park Academy, Minneapolis, MN

BECOME A MISS KENDRA SCHOOL

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