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Focusing on a child’s strengths, the SEARS can be used with children and adolescents who exhibit a variety of clinical problems or who are at high risk for developing such problems.
The Strong Start curriculum is a brief, practical program designed for promoting social and emotional learning of young children.
Summary: This lesson plan integrates Health Standard 1 (self acceptance) with Language Arts Standard 8 (use Technology to Facilitate Writing). It helps students recognize strengths in themselves and others as well as teaching them to write in verse. Main Curriculum Tie: Health Education - 6th Grade Standard 1 Objective 2 Demonstrate acceptance of self and others. *PD
Summary: Students make a movie/slide show presentation about the unique strengths, talents, and goals of class members. Main Curriculum Tie: Health Education - 4th Grade Standard 2 Objective 1 Discover personal strengths and talents that make one unique. *PD Career Connections: Personnel Director
Game: Pencil Mini-Golf Skill this address : resisting impulses (to peek) Props : green construction paper, colored pencils,black marker How to Play : Have people work together to draw “mini-golf” pathways on 11×13 pieces of green construction paper with black markers. Paths should be approximately 3 inches in width, and not too complex.
Purpose: This lesson introduces children to the importance of facial expressions and while recognizing their impact on other people. The feelings behind different facial expressions are discussed and the benefits of smiling at each other are emphasized. Students prepare to fill an unmet need for friendship by creating a banner to be given to a group selected by the class as part of a lesson later in this unit. Duration: One Thirty-Minute Class Period
The cooperatively produced "big book" page is a primary source of assessment. In addition to evaluating the product, listen to students talk about the process they went through to decide about what to include and how they overcame obstacles, especially if they were not confident about their abilities to draw. Students may be assessed on their oral reading of the text on their page. Additionally, assessment may be done in an ongoing fashion when time is available between activities. Possible activities for assessment are: students acting out and identifying emotions. students identifying emotions and predicting what might happen because of the emotions as illustrated on chosen pages in picture books.
Helping Your Child Succeed at School What you can do at home to help your child succeed at school. Information sponsored by Learning to Give and The McGregor Fund Parental involvement predicts children’s academic success more than any other family characteristic such as parental education, income, family size or marital status. Learning to Give’s research project has shown, over and over again, that parental involvement directly relates to a child’s success in school.
At Learning to Give, our resources reach children wherever they are -- at home and in schools, youth clubs, and after-school programs. We are also committed to meeting youth wherever they are emotionally and intellectually, and children's literature is a tried-and-true entry point for capturing their hearts and minds. The Learning to Give annotated bibliography represents a growing list of multi-genre children's books with thematic connections to philanthropy, organized in grade clusters, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. So whether you're leading a discussion in class, in a youth group or service-club setting, reading to a child at home, or brainstorming ideas for service-learning projects, you are sure to find just the right book. Know of a great book that is not yet listed? Please let us know!
Self-affirmations are positive statements or self-scripts that can condition the subconscious mind so that you can develop a more positive perception of yourself. Affirmations can help you to change harmful behaviors or accomplish goals, and they can also help undo the damage caused by negative scripts, those things which we repeatedly tell ourselves (or which others repeatedly tell us) that contribute to a negative self-perception. Affirmations are easy to create and use, but you'll need dedication to make them work. Here's some pointers to help you get the most out of these powerful tools. Watch, look, and listen to them a few times a day until they become an automatic thought.
Some of our lesson plans feature 21st-century learning skills, easily adaptable for technology-enhanced education.
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Overview Asha, a young girl living in India, takes the reader on a virtual journey through her village.