Helping Children Understand Emotions with Guests Karla Lopez, Instructional Specialist, School Coordinator and Author; and Dana Blannon, School Administrative Assistant and Author; and Musical Guest, Singer/Songwriter and National Touring Artist, El Rob on The LIFE CHANGES Show
GUESTS: KARLA LOPEZ and DANA BLANNON and MUSICAL GUEST: EL ROB
Dana Blannon has worked in field of education for 30 years. In many different educational settings ranging from the college-level to elementary. Her work has always been based around students, parents and teachers. On daily basis Dana is responsible for the school operations and is the anchor of the school community. Managing the dynamics of public school and the socio-emotional well being of the students is no easy task, and has worked to find tools to address the students’ needs. Students and parents come into the office looking for support and help from the school and Ms. Blannon is often the first person to address the issues.However, Dana Blannon does it whole-heartedly and is cherished and beloved by all the students and parents of Wonderland. Being a single mother herself allows to relate to the challenges and victories of parenting.
Now public education is calling for schools to take responsibility for the social-emotional development of our children. Together, Dana and Karla, they have created a children’s book series, as the perfect tool in addressing the students’ needs. This book series fills a huge deficient in public education. It allows teachers, parents, and students to address the tough social-emotional topics that have been overlooked. “In the Heart of the Coop” has the answer to this problem. This book series lends itself to the delicate social-emotional topics by creating a safe gateway to share stories with children. Some of the book topics are: Peer-Pressure, Bullying, Friendship, Death, Grief, Homelessness, Divorce, and more. . The book series also includes “Read Alouds” for teachers and parents, along with a “Way of Council”, story-telling prompts.
Learn More About Dana Blannon’s Book at: www.amazon.com/Heart-Coop-Karla-Lopez-ebook/dp/B01LFG14YI#nav-subnav