Edit my school

The internet has changed the landscape of education. There are great and exciting changes, but unfortunately, also the bad and the ugly ones. 
Teachers and administrators have to reach well beyond textbooks and what they have learned to teach and manage in today's schools. Dealing with sexting, social media scandals, bullies online and off, overwhelmed and over-reactive parents demanding top grades even bullying staff; things have gotten complex taking precious time, causing frustration and pain.
Edit offers a variety of workshops designed to help your faculty, students, and parents cope with today’s fast-changing world.
Always fun, always entertaining Edit gets you outside of the box, gets the teens laughing, gives you hands-on tips and inspires reflection.

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WHAT WE DO

Give workshops 

Have fun while doing this

Teach teens what teachers don't have time to teach within their curriculums breaking in to some of the more difficult conversations around their online lives

Teach the teachers about what teens are doing online and what they can do in their classrooms now

Create curriculum and lesson plans as follow up lessons to our work

Give feedback

Coach a teacher in need

Customize our program to fit the needs of your school

Inspire teachers, parents and teens


Faculty - Dealing with Parents - yes that's part of the job

Faculty - Dealing with Parents - yes that's part of the job

Parents can be easy, challenging or outright bullies. Get insight on how to understand and work with every kind of parent. The outcome will be less stress, more time for what you love and better cooperation.

 

Students - Who am I and what's my brand?

Students - Who am I and what's my brand?

Live in the now, Snapchat, Instagram, and Selfies are the norm for teens yet they do not understand how they are branding themselves. We will teach them about branding, the power of their images and memes can have inspiring them to create a healthy online profile.

 

 
Students - My digital footprint

Students - My digital footprint

They claim to know what they are doing. They are digital natives. As clever as they might be, do they understand the impact of what they are posting? This workshop gets them laughing, and thinking all while giving hands-on tips on how to keep safe and keep a sense of humor while enjoying the positives of social media.

 
Students - I am cooler online than off

Students - I am cooler online than off

This fun workshop is geared to 5th and 6th graders. They will love the stories and have fun while learning how to cope with their online world. Most of them do have a phone, will chat and will be confronted with sticky online situations. They need a space to learn this and discuss what they are seeing and doing. This is the place.

Students - My Phone, My Friends, My Social Media, My Games

Students - My Phone, My Friends, My Social Media, My Games

Addicted? Are teens devices irresistible? This topic cannot be ignored by schools; it is a new social phenomenon. We need a healthier approach to make life with phones sustainable.

 

Faculty - Teens and social media. What schools can do

Faculty - Teens and social media. What schools can do

Social media has boomed since Facebook was created in 2004. Then came the smartphone which has led to a sea change in teen interactions. In this interactive workshop you will learn what you can and should do as a school to help teens, parents and your staff navigate, make less mistakes, be more productive, deal with their digital footprint and have a healthy relationship to their beloved devices. 

 
Parents - Teens and social media. What parents can do

Parents - Teens and social media. What parents can do

Parents around the globe are grasping for help and guidance. Worried about their teens time online, gaming, addiction, their digital footprint, safety and how to raise ethical young adults are just a few of the worries parents face today. This workshop will give you hands-on and realistic advise as to what you can and should do at home, how to cope, how much time online is too much and how to approach these conversations with your kids. 

 

 

 

Parents - My Phone, My Friends, My Social Media, My Games

Parents - My Phone, My Friends, My Social Media, My Games

Addicted? Let's explore in this parent workshop how to deal with our kids, their devices, and a new social phenomenon that has invaded our homes. We need a healthier approach.

 

Faculty - Social media and the teen facade. Let's prepare them, let's talk

Faculty - Social media and the teen facade. Let's prepare them, let's talk

Live in the now, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Selfies are the norms for teens. Teachers are confronted with this and yet it extends beyond their subject matter. What should they do? What should the school do? It is time we address this. Let's talk.  

 
Parents/Faculty - A Journey into a teen’s secret online life

Parents/Faculty - A Journey into a teen’s secret online life

A teen's online world is very real. Like in the real world the virtual one has its own rules and etiquette. On the contrary to the real world, online behavior is not learned through socialization with teachers, parents, and peers but only the latter. The doors to the online world are mostly slammed in the faces of adults. Edit will take you there, let you hear their voices, what and why they are doing what they are doing.

Allison spent two full days at our school (Oberoi International School, Mumbai) talking to large groups of parents, teachers, and students. Her sessions were fun, uncomfortable, a little bit scary, and very, very necessary. She ran two sessions which were open to all parents. About 300 parents turned up to the first session, then went away to tell everyone else how exceptional it was. 18 hours later, for the second session, more than 600 parents attended!

— Neil McWillam, Head of School, Oberoi International School, Mumbai
“Always in a good mood, always nice, always trustworthy and always well dressed, yes, that is how you taught. Your funny stories and examples made you a one of a kind person and teacher. We want to thank you for two amazing years.”
— Helena Syrbe and fellow Students, Clarens, Switzerland
As schools, parents and communities grapple with the impact of screen usage and young people, the services of Allison Ochs are incredibly helpful in developing constructive educational programming around the impact of technology on young people.

In the classroom, Allison has an easy rapport with the students and works to establish an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality. Students found her lesson engaging, thought-provoking, and relevant.

Allison has presented twice to middle school parents. Each presentation had a different focus and additional recommendations. Any parent attending the session in April of 2017 and April of 2018 walked away each time with new and additional information. Allison does not sit back and rest on her laurels!
— Laurie Mackail, School Counselor, American School of the Hauge