Ask Ed is now available for download from the Google PlayStore.
Ed’s name comes from the beginning of the word ‘educate’. Ed helps children use the Catastrophe Scale and put their problems in perspective. Ed is a cat because the word ‘educate’ contains the word cat. The word ‘catastrophe’ also begins with the word cat! Ed is orange because orange symbolises energy, vitality, cheer, excitement, adventure, warmth,
Catastrophe Scale – Made at Home Yes, you can make your own Catastrophe Scale at home. A family in Victoria used a large sheet of paper to draw their own Catastrophe Scale. The kids chose a rating then drew a picture of a problem that they thought best matched the rating. *Note – getting bitten
Ask Ed and the ‘Interactive’ Catastrophe Scale Rachel’s Year Two class at Point Cook P – 9 College in Victoria have an ‘interactive’ Catastrophe Scale. The students post their problems via a sticky note then choose a resilience statement to help them ‘bounce back’. When the problem is sorted the note goes in the bin!
Read on to discover why this is so important to children. At the end of the Ask Ed process a report is generated for the child. It contains all the responses given by the child plus an extra message from Ed. Generating a copy of the child’s responses tells the child that their thinking and
A success story shared by a Dad. The family had a trip to the local hardware store on the weekend, Dad had just pulled up in the car park when suddenly young son started yelling, older sibling had just teased him. Dad tries to get his young son out of the car. He has squeezed
A member of the Ask Ed team is celebrating a birthday today (21/5) and you’ll be receiving the presents! On Wednesday the 21st of May, the Ask Ed App for iOS will be available for FREE on the App Store. Feel free to share this news with your family and friends. Download Ask Ed Now
Ask Ed is an App for iPhone and iPad that allows children, parents and teachers to tackle a variety of problems. Children work one-on-one with a parent or teacher to discuss problems that may have happened today, a long-term problem that causes ongoing worry and anxiety or an immediate problem which creates an emotional outburst.