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Cup of Concrete*

Welcome to our online forum for learners, parents, teachers and staff of the DSJ!

Every other month we publish an article with useful and interesting information for your everyday life at school. Texts in English and German  alternate.

Qualified professionals dedicate a double page to a specific topic. Amongst others psychologists, teachers, occupational and speech therapists have the word in your Cup of Concrete.

Click below to view the latest edition:

03-19 Recognizing stress in your children and how you can help – Aileen Morrison

Cup of Concrete 2018

07-18 – Beyond Potential – Newsletter – Parents Fears, Teaching Values and Kids Garden Ideas
05-18 What happens in my child’s brain
04-18 Tips for parents to promote social skill development 
01-18 Welcome to Grade One

Cup of Concrete 2017

08-17 The Impact of Screen Time on Child and Adolescent Development
04-17 The leadership poject
03-17 . b – Mindfulness in Schools Project
02-17 How a parent can help with reading and spelling
01-17 How a parent can help with Mathematics

Cup of Concrete 2016

11-16 The importance of vision 
10-16 Word of advice for Mathematics 
09-16 Consciousness Coaching®
08-16 How a parent can help with homework
07-16 Reading Literacy – about reading and to learn to read
06-16 Lesekompetenz -Über das Lesen und Lesen lernen
05-16 Kein deutsches Abitur und doch zum Studium nach Deutschland? 
04-16 Neurolinguistic Programming – 360NLP
03-16 Career Assessments 2016 – What are YOU up to next year?
02-16 Body Talk for Everyone 
01-16 Und – was willst du mal werden….

Cup of Concrete 2015

11-15 Self-Esteem
10-15 Eltern sein, ein Kinderspiel…
09-15 Double pass – About cultural competency in intercultural education
08-15 – What is Speech-Laguage Therapy
07-15 – What is Occupational Therapy
06-15 – ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
05-15 – Have a break…Entspannung und Pausen im Alltag
04-15 – Psychotherapy in the School Context – FAQ
03-15 – Mobbing-Helfen und sich helfen lassen!
02-15 – 10 Learning Secrets that Parents can use

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The Anti-Mobbing Brochure of the DSJ:
Mobbing leaflet EN

Click below to view more information about children and their development:
Developmental Milestones EN

Useful links

Occupational Therapy

Check out the tips for teachers and parent on this useful website: developed by Carla Grobler, an occupational therapist.

These on-line screening tools and suggestions can in NO way replace a full occupational evaluation or therapy but should be used as an early warning system of when to take your child for an assessment and as ideas how to support your child’s development.

*Concrete: adjective 1. constituting an actual thing or instance; real 2. pertaining to or concerned with realities or actual instances rather than abstractions; particular (opposed to general) 3. representing or applied to an actual substance or thing, as opposed to an abstract quality 4. made of concrete 5. formed by coalescence of separate particles into a mass; united in a coagulated, condensed, or solid mass or state. noun 6. an artificial, stonelike material used for various structural purposes, made by mixing cement and various aggregates, as sand, pebbles, gravel, or shale, with water and allowing the mixture to harden. 7. a concrete idea or term; a word or notion having an actual or existent thing or instance as its referent. (

The play on words (in complete) “have a cup of concrete” means to get tougher. In our case we would like to provide the opportunity to the reader to enrich themselves with well researched and useful knowledge.