Media Appearances and Public Presentations

Improving Student Discipline and Achievement through Improving Mindfulness

From Blog Talk Radio / NJSBA

Student discipline issues particularly at the higher grades can sometimes interfere with student learning.  Stress whether it is with our high achieving students trying to get into college or at-risk students dealing with other issues, can also get in the way of student learning.  One district has found that introducing “mindfulness” into the school day has significantly helped the school culture and learning. 

Please join NJSBA host Ray Pinney as he discusses mindfulness in our schools with Alisha DeLorenzo, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator in the Asbury Park School District, who integrated a mindfulness program in Asbury Park.

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NJSBA broadcast
Can Mindfulness Help Improve Student Discipline & Achievement
40:55
 

Unpacking Trauma Through an Equity Lens

Monmouth County Schools Partnership for Wellness
(80 minute video)

Alisha De Lorenzo MS, NCC, LPC, SAC

This workshop introduces the ACE study and other research to inform educational professionals of the impact early childhood adversity has on learning, health and relationships throughout the lifespan. Through a trauma informed frame, participants will gain an empathic perspective for viewing challenging behaviors that show up in schools and classrooms which make if difficult to connect with some children. By understanding the neuroscience of brain development, participants will begin to develop intentional interventions to help children gain access to their learning brains. Armed with this common language, school systems can build the protective factors that promote resilience for all children and profoundly improve the well-being of our society.

Report:  Opportunities to Prevent, Protect Agains, and Heal from the Effective of Adverse Childhood Experiences

NJ Funder's ACEs Collaborative Report

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Report:  Building a Foundation for Hope

New Jersey School Boards Association Task Force on Mental Health Services in Public Schools

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Health and the LGBTQ Community

 

The second day of this year's Health & Fitness Expo kicked off at 10 a.m. News 4's Raphael Miranda speaks with Alisha DeLorenzo from Garden State Equality about the LGBTQ advocacy organization. 

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DOE Digest
with the New Jersey Department of Education

Voices from the NJDOE SEL Forward Conference.

This episode features Ken Bond as well as participants from the NJDOE SEL Forward Conference.  For more about the New Jersey Department of Education's Office of the Professional Learning.

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What is Mindfulness
a NJSBA Interview

The NJSBA’s Ray Pinney discusses what is “mindfulness,” and why it is important to integrate it in our classrooms and schools. He interviews Alisha De Lorenzo, the social emotional coordinator with the Asbury Park School District.

Getting Teacher Buy-in on Mindfulness
a NJSBA Interview

Any successful program in the schools needs staff buy-in. In this segment, the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney discusses how that buy-in occurred with Alisha De Lorenzo, the social emotional coordinator with the Asbury Park School District.

How is Mindfulness Implemented in the Schools
a NJSBA Interview

In this segment, NJSBA’s Ray Pinney discusses how “mindfulness” was successfully integrated into the curriculum with Alisha De Lorenzo, the social emotional coordinator with the Asbury Park School District.

The Impact Mindfulness has had on a school district
a NJSBA Interview

In this segment, the NJSBA’s Ray Pinney discusses the impact that “mindfulness” had in the classroom, resulting in increased student learning and decreased disciplinary problems with Alisha De Lorenzo, the social emotional coordinator with the Asbury Park School District.

Wellness Lessons

Social Emotional Learning and Wellness become part of the school day in Asbury Park

an article by by Jeanne Rundquist
New Jersey School Boards Association

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