By Davina Rubin. Activities and scene performances related to real-life issues help middle school students build self-confidence as they learn drama and speech skills. Performing basic acting exercises that focus on movement, using props, and speaking to an audience, participants develop effective oral expression and stage presence, and also learn theater-related terms and concepts. The book includes 16 short scenes and 22 interrelated monologues and dialogues.
Help your students develop important survival skills while improving their reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary. This practical book is filled with easy-to-use activities that focus on essential vocabulary and real-life situations to help students become more confident and independent. Key words are introduced, then reinforced through step-by-step exercises emphasizing word pronunciation, definitions, spelling, handwriting, problem solving, and more! A terrific way to help your students acquire vital life skills.
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.
Publisher: Marco Products Inc.
Product ID: MPIAG0126EB
Grades: Grades 7 - 12
Level(s): Middle School, High School
File Size: 29.12 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781575432601
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781575432618
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.
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.
Drawing is a comfortable means of communication for children. Colorful Counseling! provides an activity children will enjoy and teaches them important life lessons. Age level, topic of discussion, and application are left to the discretion of the counselor who can use the worksheets independently, combine them for different topics of discussion, or use them to make booklets about different subject areas. Each of the 10 life-skill booklets has approximately 10 drawing sheets for the students to complete. The topics are: Self, Loss, Family, Anger, Behavior, Friendship, Safety First, School, Emotional Awareness, and Fears/Worries. The included zip file contains color versions of the reproducible handouts found in the book.
95 fun and engaging classroom or small-group activities that promote positive study habits. Through the use of activity-oriented games, students will see the importance of good listening habits, organizational skills, positive work habits, and goal-setting. As students become involved in these motivating activities, they are acquiring the study skills necessary for academic achievement. Students may be involved in a listening action story, racing, using balloons, blowing feathers, or working as teams to challenge their classmates. Includes manual with complete directions for each activity as well a zip file with color or grayscale PDFs of the reproducible handouts found in the book. Some cutting required.
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.
An innovative program that will not only teach necessary anger-management techniques, but will hold studentsattention and motivate them to make behavior changes. From the opening lesson when the students identify their poppers until the closing session when they do an experiment that shows how they can pass through conflict rather than be stopped by it, students are involved in creative activities that make them understand how they can control their anger. Each lesson is approximately 45 minutes long. Lesson 1: Conflict is defined. Lesson 2: Calming strategies. Lesson 3: Personal power. Lesson 4: The importance of nonverbal communication. Lesson 5: messages. Lesson 6: The curriculum is reviewed. A Pre/Post Test is included.
Students will immediately understand the consequences of letting anger control them as they see William's body fill with Anger Squiggles of different kinds and shapes. Luckily for William, he learns to control his anger. This versatile anger-management and assertiveness curriculum includes: William Battles The Anger Squiggles storybook: May be used independently and read to the students. Reproducible Student Storybook: May be used with the adult storybook or as part of the complete anger-management program. Anger-Management Curriculum: A 10-week small-group counseling program.
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.
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.
Teach or reinforce friendship skills. As students mark their bingo cards, they learn about the things associated with friendship: feelings, character traits, behaviors, pitfalls, and how to begin a friendship. Includes instructions, 8 reproducible activity sheets younger and older students, 10 role-plays, 30 reproducible color bingo cards, and reproducible calling cards. 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 techniques presented in the game or the cards can be collected and re-used. Some cutting required.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bitty Bunny has lost his good friend Robbie Rabbit and he is grieving. As Bitty Bunny tries to come to terms with his despair, his grandmother helps him to search his heart and adjust, without forgetting his friend, to life without Robbie. This resource can be read as a storybook to children or it can be reproduced and students can personalize the pages. Most of the pages include a question that the student answers orally or through illustration. These responses give solutions and answers to the children's confusion and sadness. For use with individuals and small groups.
This nine-lesson program will help the bullies understand their actions and how others feel about the way they behave and it will prepare the other students for encounters with bullies. Prepare children for dealing with a problem that affects all children - either as being a victim, bystander, or the bully. Includes: detailed lesson plans; stories about bullies who tattle, push others around, form cliques, tease, can't accept differences, are jealous, and lack compassion; analytical examination (students examine each situation from the viewpoint of the bully, victim, and bystanders); role-plays; and reproducible activity sheets. For use with small groups or classroom guidance.
This eight-lesson program prepares children to deal with a problem that affects all children - either as a victim, bystander, or bully. Using stories, role-play, music, puppets, and accompanying activities, Mrs. Grasshopper, the teacher, helps children learn how Brenda Bee and Anthony Ant learned to deal with the bully, Big Beetle. Includes lesson plans; stories--a continuing story is presented in each lesson as Brenda Bee and Anthony Ant face the bully; role-plays--students act out ways to handle difficult bullying situations; reproducible lyric sheets; reproducible activity sheets, and information on bullying for adults. For use with small groups or classroom guidance.
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.
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.
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.
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. This book includes stories, activities, games, and raps that will reach out to children on their level. Each of the 19 original stories provides a complete lesson with discussion questions and follow-up activities. Includes reproducible activity sheets. Lesson topics are: positive thinking, respect, manners, cooperation, responsibility, gratitude, tolerance, stress, study skills, friendship, bullying, and conflict resolution. This collection of stories and activities will make your guidance lessons meaningful, memorable, and fun!Get E-Lessons (smaller segments) for this product.