Curriculum includes lesson plans to teach students 35 social skills including listening to others, setting long-term goals, using anger-control strategies, and being prepared for class. Includes role-play scenarios and class activities for grades 3-12.
Each 2 page reproducible lesson in this series focuses on topics students are likely to encounter in everyday life. Practice problems involve estimation, equations, mental math, calculators and critical thinking. There are a variety of problem types and games used to sharpen critical thinking skills.
Reach every student, every day! This program includes 180 five-minute lessons and 36 weekly topics which can be presented during morning announcements using the following weekly format: Mondaytudents are recognized for their performance of the previous week's goal. The weekly goal is announced. Tuesdayhe reason to strive for the goal is addressed. Wednesdayidbits are related about famous people and others who have done a great job of achieving the weekly goal. Thursdaytudents are given an assignment concerning ways to achieve this goal. Fridaytudents role-play positive behaviors. Topics include: Include Everyone, Be Responsible, Be Honest, Forgive Others, Don't Give Up, plus 32 others.
Publisher: Marco Products Inc.
Product ID: MPIJS076EB
Grades: Grades K - 6
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 3.51 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781575432205
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781575431550
In this popular book for middle school counselors, you will find complete directions for presenting small groups on stress, self-esteem, bullying, coping, divorce, anger management, decision making, grief and loss, and skills for success. Also included is the popular Grab Bag Guidance group, a small-group program that touches on self-esteem, anger management, stress management, loss, and bullying. Each group begins with one of the 18 included energizers. In addition to the many discussion topics, reproducible activity sheets, and interactive activities, each small group includes a bingo game which is used to review the concepts presented in the group. For use with small groups.
Marco Products' Who is Your School Counselor? is a two-part program that adeptly introduces students to their counselor and helps them further understand the counselor's role in their school.The first session, written by Lisa Miller, is comprised of a reproducible full-color story called Who The Counselor is Not, which is followed by the If Game, a great way for counselors to engage students and learn of their individual abilities to follow directions. The second session, written by Connie Brown, is comprised of A Counselor Is bingo game that builds and expands on a counselor's role in an educational setting. Included in this eBook are calling cards, detailed session instructions, and full colour bingo cards - all reproducible for classroom use.
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.
Mind Your Manners!: An Individual Lesson From More Lively Lessons! Storytelling is a wonderful tool that can be used to teach students important life skills, help establish important connections, and have fun along the way. Mind Your Manners! is a complete classroom lesson about manners and the importance of respect. The lesson includes a story to read or tell students, discussion questions, two follow-up activities, and the reproducible Respect Rap. Make your lessons meaningful, memorable, and fun!View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
Bully-Buster Bingo presents 26 techniques for reacting to bullies through the familiar game of bingo. Includes an eight-lesson leader's guide, activity sheets, calling cards (cutting required), and bingo boards. Print as many or as few boards as you need. At the end of the game, the students may keep the cards as a reminder of the bully-bustin' techniques presented or the cards can be collected and re-used. The included zip file contains color PDFs of the handouts and bingo boards found in the book.
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.
The Lucky Pencil: An Individual Lesson From More Lively Lessons! Storytelling is a wonderful tool that can be used to teach students important life skills, help establish important connections, and have fun along the way. The Lucky Pencil is a complete classroom lesson about success on achievement tests. The lesson includes a story to read or tell students, discussion questions, a follow-up activity, and two reproducible pages: Tips For Taking Tests and a Sample Test. Make your lessons meaningful, memorable, and fun!View the eBook that this E-Lesson is taken from here.
A five-lesson classroom or small-group program that packages effective test-taking strategies and relates them to the word FOCUS. Each lesson emphasizes one of the letters of the word FOCUS and students learn: F-FACE IT: Have a positive attitude about tests and pay attention. O-ORGANIZE IT: Organize your body in a testing position and organize the answer choices. C-CONQUER IT: Conquer negative feelings about taking tests. U-UNDERSTAND IT: Read carefully and understand absolutes like all, never. S-SCAN IT: Look over the test when you're finished, scan for any mistakes. This program will hold students' interest with the included posters, activities, and worksheets. Includes ASCA standards.
Kids love drama and rap music, and will take a new look at poetry with this creative combination. The program includes: 8 RAPS with lesson plans with activity sheets. Topics include careers, bullying, self-esteem, empathy, and stress. 8 SKITS that can turn a guidance program into a fun classroom presentation or a video presentation. Topics include peer relations, anger, careers, character education, tobacco/alcohol/drugs, and test-taking. 8 POEMS which can be presented as complete lessons or as part of a separate guidance lesson. Topics include first day of school, test-taking, and anger management. The included zip file contains reproducible pdfs of all the handouts and skits found in the book, plus colorful pdfs of the poems and raps.
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.
Bullying, harassment, and justice! Band-Aid Chicken enters the barnyard excited to make new friends. She soon discovers that to be accepted she must endure a painful initiation. When a new chicken arrives, she refuses to participate in the ritual, proving it isn necessary to do what others want just to be accepted. This colorful storybook includes discussion questions, coloring pages, and activity suggestions.
Eighteen four- to eight-session lessons for use with small group counseling. The topics and their two groups are: Academic Improvement: Time Management and Underachieving Students; At-Risk Behaviors: Uncooperative Behaviors and Stress; Decision Making: Decision-Making Skills and Peer Pressure; Divorce: The Feelings and Realities of Divorce and Dealing With The Problems Of Divorce; Grief and Loss: Coping With A Death and Somewhere Over The Rainbow; Respect: Self-Respect and Respect For Authority; Self-Confidence: Developing Self-Confidence Through Drama and Self-Confidence; Social Skills: Everyday Social Skills and Friendship; Test Taking: Test-Taking Feelings and Test-Taking Techniques.
Spotlight On Life Skills focuses on students, teachers, and administrators working together to make their school a better place to learn. Divided into 41 different topics, the program's 170 daily lessons are presented by homeroom teachers four days a week. The teacher later summarizes an administrator's comments made to the entire school. Every student hears the same message, discusses the same subject, and is given the same task to perform. Topics include: responsibility, respect, cooperation, accountability, work habits, coping skills, test-taking, study skills, bullying, personal growth, and friendship skills. All-school program.
Provides adults with guidelines for helping any student participate more successfully at school. Includes key principles for understanding why students misbehave; effective activities that teachers, counselors, administrators, and students can use to help decrease incidents of conflict at school; and suggestions for recognizing root causes of misbehavior in order to meet the student emotional needs and prevent further adjustment difficulties. Directed primarily toward school counselors, mental health professionals, parent educators, teachers, parents, and others who assist children and adolescents with behavioral difficulties, this guidebook offers practical advice and proven solutions.
A collection of 26 middle-school classroom lessons that can each be completed in one class period. Each lesson conforms to ASCA standards and includes an objective, a list of required materials, a description of what needs to be done before the lesson can be presented, and step-by-step presentation of the lesson itself. Now you can have ready-to-use lessons on topics such as: Anger Management, Bullying, Cooperation, Decision-Making, Effective Communication, Feelings. Good Grades, Internet Safety, Jobs and Careers, Loss, Mediation, Nutrition, Positive Thinking, Relational Aggression, Stress, Test-Taking Strategies, and more. For use with classroom guidance.
Character education and life-skill lessons incorporating music, role-playing, creative arts, and discussion. Music is a powerful tool and combining it with other innovative activities offers leaders an opportunity to motivate young children toward positive behaviors. Street Smarts includes an instructional manual for incorporating each song into a lesson on the topics of: sportsmanship, courage, citizenship, behavior, table manners, kindness, understanding others, bullying, peer pressure, thankfulness, perseverance, loyalty, and decision-making. Includes MP3 files of the 12 original songs in a zip file.
This innovative six-unit program uses optical illusions, science experiments, quizzes, activity sheets, role-plays, and class discussions to attract and hold students' interest while they learn basic friendship skills. The program focuses on identifying common interests among students, practicing inclusion skills, building classroom cohesion, teaching basic conversational skills, and role-playing common friendship problems. Each 30-45 minute lesson includes step-by-step presentation directions, required reproducible activity sheets, plus a list of any additional easy-to-obtain materials that may be needed. A pre/post-test is included. For use with small groups or classroom guidance.
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.
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.
If you'd like to see your students stop flipping through binders trying to find papers; crumpling, tearing, and misplacing papers; or carrying binders whose rings do not close completely or align correctly, The Notebook Doctor can come to your rescue. Created, evaluated, and refined over an eight-year period, this innovative program has successfully helped middle school students better organize their notebooks and achieve greater academic success. The Notebook Doctor was created by a middle school counselor. Using a medical theme, she devised a one-time workshop to teach students why and how to organize their notebooks in an orderly fashion. For use with small groups, classrooms, workshops.
Life-skill lessons for the very young child. The topics are presented in six units, and young children associate these topics with their jellybean counterparts. Each unit contains short lessons followed by fun-to-do activity sheets. Children will delight as they meet and learn from: Angry Arlene, The Grumpy Jellybean (anger-management); Emotional Eugene, The Feeling Jellybean (emotions); Decision-Making Dean, The Problem-Solving Jellybean (problem-solving skills); Me, Maureen, The Self-Knowing Jellybean (self-confidence); Friendly Francine, The Neighborly Jellybean (friendship skills); Ornery Ordean, The Misbehaving Jellybean (misbehaviors-cheating, lying, stealing). Includes ASCA standards and color and black and white activity pages.
These story-based lessons presented at an early age will help children develop life and decision-making skills that will serve them well throughout their lifetime. Children will cheer for Sammy Seed as he makes the critical decision not to give up and empathize with Rita Rabbit as she learns the value of making the critical decision to keep promises. Each story is a complete lesson that includes discussion questions and follow-up activities. Includes many relevant topics such as being kind, helping others, making good choices, being fair, thinking positively, following rules, setting goals, and much more!
An innovative way to combine character education and the Native American culture. Featuring 12 Native American totems that represent various character traits, this program can be used in a variety of ways: Individual or small-group counseling: As students relate their birth date to the corresponding totem, they will learn their totem's strengths and develop greater self-confidence. Classroom guidance: Choose the totem that relates to the lesson's presentation date, present the lesson, and read the original story. Students will gain greater insight regarding character traits and Native American culture. Includes reproducible activity sheets.
This sensitive, reassuring book emphasizes the value of grieving, gives children opportunities to express their feelings, discusses the important decision to attend or not attend a funeral, and explores what life will be like now that a loved one has died. Cleverly illustrated with a minimum of text on each page, this book includes many pages for children to write or draw their thoughts, feelings, and hopes for the future. Whether it is divorce; the death of a family member, friend, or pet; or an accident or an expected loss; this book will bring comfort and hope to the grieving child. For use with individuals and small groups.
Groups To Go makes it easy for the busy counselor to develop and present small groups. A compilation of 14 small groups divided into the three most desired topics for early elementary students - Behavior: Anger, Facing Reality, Attention-Seeking, Controlling Anger; Academic Improvement: Listening Study Skill, Concentration Study Skill, Another Year In The Same Grade, Time Management, Study Skills/Work Habits, Making The Decision To Learn; and Understanding Self And Others: Self-Esteem, Shy Or Withdrawn Students, Self Confidence, Friendship. Each session is laid out with its purpose, materials needed, and a step-by-step session plan. For use with small-group counseling.
This clever, nine-session activity-oriented reproducible booklet helps children be "brave knights" and cope with the reality of a divorce, better understand the family situation, and express their feelings about the divorce. The leader's guide gives step-by-step directions for presenting each session which includes insightful discussion questions. For use with individuals and small groups.
This book is a bag of tricks need it nowmergencyo-brainert-your-fingertips resource for counselors who work with students in Grades 3-7. Intended to be an aid to the school counselor whose student needs help right away, this book includes 50 resource pages on the topics of problem solving, school skills, character education, anger, self-concept, and feelings. Allowing the student to color the sheet and/or add illustrations while discussing and writing about the issue will create a safe, relaxing, and therapeutic atmosphere in your office. The student will return to class encouraged and ready to learn! Includes ASCA Standards. For use with individual counseling.
Quilly has not been the same since the death of his grandfather. His porcupine quills become bristly and heavy. "Sideways grief, that's what you have," his friend Barby tells him. "It happens when your feelings try to find a way out even if you don't want them to." Includes supplementary information on children's concerns about death and grief, suggestions for adult/child interaction, discussion and story-related questions, additional helpful suggestions, 13 reproducible activity sheets, and ASCA standards. For use with individuals and small groups.
Champ, Scout, and Clover make this program for early learners a fun way to teach good study habits. Each playful puppy establishes good study habits by overcoming ones that are detrimental. As the students monitor each puppy's progress, they learn that they need to adopt the same behaviors. The program is divided into three six-session units for each grade level that maintains students' interest through the use of songs, activities, and stories. The program includes Pre/Post Tests and reproducible activity sheets. As you present this fun program, students will learn that good study habits are essential for achieving academic success. For use with small groups or classrooms.
10 Successful Strategies For Conducting A Positive Meeting With A Negative Parent presents a step-by-step plan to successfully conduct a potentially negative parent conference as well as good advice for conducting any parent conference. You'll learn about the importance of: pre-meeting parental contact; making the setting inviting; preparedness and time considerations; politeness; not getting caught up in negativity; utilizing parents as resources; and presenting your case effectively. This professional resource is a must for beginning educators and an exceptional reminder for seasoned educators.