Does your program focus on anti-bullying initiatives?
The TSC Program teaches young people how to make effective choices, regardless of their situation. This program emphasizes that individuals are in control of their choices and lives. Feeling in control of one’s life is a necessary part of having positive self-esteem and is necessary when dealing with teasing and bullying.
Does your program support state standards?
Yes. TSC understands the importance of state standards. The TSC Program does meet states’ standards. For more information contact (800) 723-5405 or email@example.com.
Can educators get Continuing Education Units (CEUs) credit?
Yes. This is a great way to enhance one’s professional portfolio. TSC supplies all educators with a printable certificate after completion of the work shop. The certificate acknowledges the number of participation/training hours.
Is this curricular based?
TSC utilizes a holistic approach to assisting teachers and students in their positive self-esteem choice making. Rather than narrowing our focus to curriculum, TSC weaves through all aspects of learning in a student’s experience, whether academic, social, or otherwise. As students make countless choices during the course of the day, the process assists them in making those choices from a state of positive self-esteem.
What makes this program different?
TSC individually supplements or even replaces numerous programs in our schools such as conflict resolution, peer mediation, anti-bullying, and others. It can be used as a thread that weaves through all aspects of the school day—from lesson planning to recess play—students and educators benefit alike. Its adaptability allows educators to prepare students for the complex world they have to navigate.
Is there a cost for your program?
Our programs are custom tailored to your needs. Please contact (800) 723-5405 or for more information.
How does your school program work?
The TSC Program is targeted for grades K-12. The program can be used as a stand-alone unit, a character-development lesson, or as enrichment material in content areas of reading, social studies or writing. The program is comprised of four fundamental components: training, parent involvement, materials and support. The combination of these components supports the TSC Process, which is the core of our program.
Is your program for students only?
No. We have a variety of programs available for students, adults and educators. Our programs include parent work shops, teacher in-services, mentoring programs, school assemblies, anti-bullying workshops, character education seminars and more.
Does your program work?
Yes. Mary T. Rourke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Director of School Psychology Concentration, Widener University conducted a research study during the 2011-2012 school year on the TURNING STONEchoice Program. The research showed many benefits to having TURNING STONEchoice in the classroom including:
Teachers found the TURNING STONEchoice team to be knowledgeable, supportive, and accessible during the year of program administration.
Overall, a majority of teachers involved reported that the program contributed to a more positive classroom environment, increased student self-esteem, improved student ability to make good social choices, and helped students to more effectively manage normative peer challenges like social conflict and bullying.
Is this geared more to public, private, or charter schools?
TSC will work seamlessly within any educational system. This program helps prepare students for a complex world where their positive self-esteem choice making skills will constantly be tested. Consequently, this program will assist children in developing a solid learning foundation together with a sense of fulfillment and well-being.
How do students learn about the TSC Program?
Children learn this unique choice-making program through scenarios, popular children’s literature and other teaching tools developed by TSC.
How does this apply to middle and high schools?
TSC utilizes the Intertwining Circle of Learning, as we help schools foster mentorship relationships. Also, we have a growing library of books and lesson plans for middle and high school educators. However, the Intertwining Circle of Learning proves most effective due to its training of guidance counselors and teachers to assist their students in working with peers and younger students in teaching and implementing the process. Consequently, through modeling the process, students serve as facilitators, better learning the process and taking ownership of it.
By high school only 29% of girls report that they are happy the way there are. This means that a whopping 71% of high school girls are not happy with themselves!