A Self-Exploration Book For Grades 3-6. Feelings are the center of everything. They tell us when to laugh, cry, be angry, be sad, be jealous, and how to react to every emotion we experience. This comprehensive, reproducible book helps children to confidently identify feelings and express them in healthy ways, and demonstrates how life experiences relate to positive self image. As students complete the pages, they learn: (1) how feelings relate to self-awareness. (2) how good hygiene and nutrition affect self-image. (3) how doing for others enhances self-worth. Once completed, the student will have a personalized booklet which can be taken home and shared with parents and kept for student referral.
This comprehensive Activity Centered Therapy (ACT) program for secondary counselors and group workers features: (1) A section on the meaning of Activity Centered Therapy (ACT) and guidelines for making the presentation of activities as beneficial as possible. (2) Easy-to-read charts that help facilitators better understand the developmental stages of early and middle adolescence and list the activities compatible with the purpose and developmental stage of the group. (3) A large variety of activities - most requiring little or no preparation - that promote group process and enhance social, emotional, and behavioral competency. (4) Numerous reproducible activities. The zip file includes color level 1 Whiteboard compatible PDF files of all the reproducible pages.
Good communication improves students' self-esteem and social interaction. Just Say It! is a creative, attention-holding, six-lesson program that gives students in Grades 3-5 the opportunity to learn: (1) to identify the different types of communication (2) the three types of listening (3) communication blockers and communication enhancers (4) the importance of thinking before communicating (5) key conversation topics. Students internalize their understanding of each topic by participating in role-plays, science experiments, discussions, and activities. Tested in elementary schools in North Carolina, this research-based program is sure to motivate your students to learn about and use this important skill. The color reproducible handouts may be printed in color or gray scale.
This practical resource is designed to help counselors, educators, and other school staff teach important life lessons to girls in Grades 5-12. The activities are divided into three pillars that focus on teaching young women the importance of leadership skills, self-esteem building, and community building. Designed for easy use, the 15 lessons can be taught individually or used as a complete curriculum and are designed for use with small counseling groups, as classroom lessons, or as a school-wide girlsprogram. Each lesson includes: Identified Skills and Goals, Icebreaker, Presentation, and Assessment. This award-winning program provides a systematic method of teaching positive and impactful lessons to young women. The included zip file contains color or grayscale versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
A non-thematic small-group counseling approach that addresses the fact that all children, regardless of their particular problems, need to be resilient. Each of the book eight research-based topics is discussed in four to five sessions designed to help students develop traits that promote resilient behaviors. The topics are: Being Healthy, Goal Setting, Problem Solving, Understanding and Communicating Feelings, Managing Stress, Personal Competency, Social Competency, and Positive Outlook. The book also includes teacher and parent/guardian survey forms, a resiliency quiz which can be used as a pre- and post-test, ASCA standards, and information supporting the use of resiliency group counseling. The included zip file contains color or grayscale versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
Monthly games, lessons, and activities for classrooms and small groups. Includes games for every season, every month, and popular holidays. Each game can be completed in one class period, is easily presented in a classroom, requires few materials, and emphasizes an educational topic. Students will delight when they learn social skills by playing Bubble, Bubble or they celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and learn conflict-resolution. Includes games/lessons on: Social Skills, Good Character, Manners, Study Skills and Goal Setting, Responsible Decisions, Friendship, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Listening. The included zip file contains color and/or grayscale versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
A variety of creative activities will have students anxiously awaiting each session. Whether it playing a game, being involved in an arts-and-crafts project, receiving a reminder poster of the lesson, or any of the many other activities, students will have fun and come away with important knowledge about the theme of the group and about themselves. This creative program includes complete group sessions for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 on the following topics: Anger Management, Behavior, Self-Esteem, Cancer Support, Friendship, Study Skills, Grief and Loss, plus an innovative group called The Lunch Bunch. Includes ASCA standards. The included zip file contains color versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
21 fun classroom lessons that students will look forward to and remember. Each Lively Lesson begins with a story introduced by the facilitator, followed by comprehension questions and interactive activities to keep children focused on the topic. Activities include small-group activities, reproducible activity sheets, art projects, poems, and more. Includes lessons on positive attitude, self-esteem, kindness and friendship, conflict resolution, feelings, stress, study skills, decision-making, careers, and drugs/alcohol.
A collection of 32 original stories and poems written by educators. Each story or poem addresses one or more character traits and is a complete 30-40 minute lesson. Literature-based and educationally sound, the stories in this book can be a supplement to any character-education program or can be used at those times when a spur-of-the-moment lesson is needed and the amount of planning time is limited or non-existent. The character traits emphasized in each story are prominently listed making it easy and quick to find the needed trait. The stories can be read by the leader or reproduced for student reading. Includes discussion questions and follow-up activities. Black and white illustrations.
Twyla Tulip And Her Talking Toes is the story of a lonely girl. She was lonely because she had no friends. Then something happened to change her life. Her toes began talking! Biggy, Iggy, Ziggy, Twiggy, and Moish showed Twyla what she had to do to make friends. This clever, colorful story is fun to read and fun to hear. Its message is one that all students, lonely or not, will enjoy and understand. Includes discussion questions and reproducible activity pages.
If you don't want the name, don't play the game! A clever, imaginative story about a child named Willie who misbehaves in order to draw attention to himself. He acts weird, tattles, steals, lies, talks loudly, bullies, and dresses sloppily. But when the other students call Willie names that describe his behavior, he feels upset. Willie finally learns that being himself, and not playing the misbehavior game, is the best way to act. Includes discussions questions and reproducible activity sheets.
Racism rears its ugly head all too frequently in everyday life. Sometimes it takes the form of isolation or bullying. Other times, it is the basis for a violent act that ends in the destruction of life or property. Creating A More Tolerant World is a six-session program that examines: the meaning of racism; racism's effect on the targeted person; and ways to promote tolerance. Exposing young children to the pitfalls of racism can help prevent conscious and unconscious acts of racism. The book includes six easy-to-use lessons and a reproducible student booklet.
A 7-session program that teaches kids how to stand up for themselves without hurting anyone else. While the focus is on assertiveness, the underlying themes of the lessons include getting along with others, dealing with feelings, and solving problems. As students proceed through the program, they learn the difference between aggressive, passive, and assertive behaviors; role-play ways of identifying the different behaviors; examine their own behaviors in personal situations; and create a plan to change unwanted behaviors to acceptable ones. This important topic is one more way to teach skills for peaceful living.
With 130+ black and white reproducible pages and 169 activities/lessons, this book is a must for any counselor! The activities and accompanying ideas were developed within school systems and used in classrooms, small groups, and individual counseling sessions. You will find these innovative ideas to be a resource you will return to time and time again. Topics include: Starting The School Year, Communication, Self Esteem/Self-Concept, Decision-Making, Peer Relationships, Study Habits, Cooperation/Teamwork, Character Education, Bullying/Anger/Conflict, Career Awareness, Creativity/Imagination, Ending The School Year. But that's not all! This book also includes: learning centers; sociograms; bulletin board ideas; evaluations; and reproducible bookmarks, wristbands, certificates, posters, sticker templates, letters; and much more.
This collection of innovative bully-conquering lessons features 12 jungle animals in a selection of story-based lessons for grades K-2 and games for grades 2-5. The 12 animals are identified with bullying behaviors that children face in their everyday lives and for which they need coping strategies. You will find a game lesson and a story lesson for: gossiping, exclusion, threatening, bossing, denying doing the wrong thing, putting others down, being snooty, ganging up on someone, name-calling, denying or lying about actions, whining and complaining, and yelling. Includes: 23 game-oriented guidance lessons for grades 2-5; 12 story-based guidance lessons for grades K-2; and 12 Jungle Animal Hat Patterns. Some cutting required.
Every adult has heard children whine, "That's Not Fair!" The truth is life is not always fair. The lessons in this book help children understand this reality. Includes the original story, Fair Is Where Grandma Took Her Pickles In The Fall and six lessons including: Stand Up, Sit Down (teaches children that we each have different strengths); Win Some, Lose Some Wrestlers (utilizes math probability to teach children that no one wins every time at everything); and In The Group, Out Of The Group (helps children understand how it feels to be left out). Also included is a Pre/Post Test and 12 reproducible activity sheets. Black and white illustrations.