Author: Martha Dietzel

Jun 5

School on Wheels Social and Emotional Learning Program: Summer Roll-Out Webinar

Our students’ lives can be very stressful, and many of our tutors have seen how that stress can affect tutoring sessions. We have developed our new Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program to give our tutors tools that can be used to help students combat stress by teaching them to pause, breathe, and get in touch with their feelings before responding to an emotional situation. The program also integrates lessons on valuable character traits that will help students in school and their daily lives. This webinar provided attendees with the rationale, context, and step-by-step instructions they need to begin this program with their students.

About the Presenter:

A former school teacher, Matt Raab has been working with children experiencing homelessness since 2000. He joined School on Wheels in 2004 and currently serves as the Chief Education and Programs Officer, overseeing the education, training, and engagement of our students, volunteers, and staff.

May 21

HomeWalk 2019 Recap

As promised HomeWalk 2019 was the best ever!  Team School on Wheels turned up in force to walk and run to raise awareness about child homelessness. Over 200 donors, volunteers, staff, family, and friends donned purple shirts and joined the 15,000 strong HomeWalk march in downtown Los Angeles. Thank you to our kind sponsors for supporting this event and for our booth volunteers and cheerleaders. Thank you for representing the most forgotten and vulnerable members of our society. You did our kids proud.

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May 20

Long Beach Symphony and Instrument Petting Zoo

Last week The Long Beach Symphony brought the Instrument Petting Zoo to our tutoring site at Century Villages at Cabrillo. Their volunteers explained how the instruments of the orchestra work, how they make different sounds, and how they fit into the orchestra as a whole. We are excited to continue in this partnership and expose more of our students to the potential of music! 

May 13

2019 World’s Children’s Prize

Last week, former School on Wheels student and current World’s Children’s Prize Child Jury member, Taree Mayfield, attended the 2019 awards ceremony in Mariefred, Sweden. The jury consists of children from 15 countries who are experts in the rights of the child through their own life experiences as, for example, bonded slaves and displaced children from conflict zones. He helped introduce one of the laureates at this year’s ceremony and also shared his experiences at a school assembly in Norrköping and in an impromptu gathering on a sidewalk in Stockholm!

May 2

Tutoring Solutions: Advice and Tips to Suit Your Student’s Needs #7

This webinar serves as a question and answer session for tutors seeking assistance in helping their student. Allison covers several highly requested topics, including solutions to common behavior issues, resources for creative curriculum, tips to deal with the pressure of achieving goals within the grading periods, and strategies in special education.

About the Presenter: Allison Maldonado, Skid Row Learning Center Regional Coordinator, began her teaching career as a community college mentor for non-traditional students such as single mothers, first-generation college students and disabled persons. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and Composition, Allison worked as a Special Education teacher for five years. As a teacher, Allison worked with students living with Autism, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, speech and language impairment and various other disabilities.