Category Archives: News & Media

The Art of Empowering Students

What’s better than listening to the voice of a student? Listening to all their voices! Recently, Harmony At Home has launched the Student Led-Assembly, a two-month process driven by students. The assembly is developed to respond to your specific school needs. So far we have delivered to four schools in Monterey County! The school that I am […]

Managing Trauma in the Classroom

Trauma in children display itself in many different ways, and the effects of trauma can have a huge impact on the classroom environment.  Teachers do not always have the training to manage behaviors that are a result of trauma, and counseling/supportive services are not always readily available.  In order to manage trauma in the classroom, […]

Classroom Circles for Bullying Prevention, Mindfulness, & Restorative Practices

Classroom Circles/Meetings are a critical component to the success of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP), Mindfulness, and Restorative Practices. An OBPP research study has shown that teachers who systematically used class meetings in their anti-bullying work obtained larger reductions in bullying problems one year after introduction of OBPP compared to those who used class meetings […]

ADHD in the Classroom

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”  These kids have trouble functioning as everyone else does in a typical classroom setting.  Children who are managing ADHD behaviors tend to be disciplined […]