This book gives educators and parents an insight into the way that children in their care think and function - how they view themselves and how they feel others want them to be. Provides clearly written background information and a host of activities.
Focuses on student feelings, self awareness, self esteem, goal setting and enriching values both in school and in the wider community. Activities include setting attainable goals, analysing personal strengths and weaknesses and exploring ways to demonstrate values, as well as fun stuff like developing board games for the bored!
Examines family roles and discusses sensitive issues that may arise in family situations. Provides opportunities for students to explore feelings and emotions in a range of contexts as well as promoting strategies for coping with difficult issues such as separation, divorce and family conflicts. Many activities are designed for specific situations and are not intended as a whole class activity. Instead they should be used only where applicable or relevant. Practical activities include creating rosters at home, improving communication skills, reading stories about other people's families, examining personal roles within the family and brainstorming strategies for dealing with anger.
Deals with the sensitive issues of coping with grief, loss, serious illness, permanent injury and physical disability. This book is an ideal resource for teachers who may have a terminally ill child in their class, or have a student/students with siblings suffering a terminal illness. Other sections deal with emotions and outcomes as a result of having experienced a serious accident resulting in permanent physical disability. Activities and extension ideas endeavour to highlight how life can continue on after such events by analysing personal and physical strengths. Stories of inspiration have been included as well as stories that describe situations of loss and disability within families.
Addresses bullying tactics and identifies strategies for both the school and community. Realistic scenarios are used as a starting point for promoting discussion and personal learning experiences specific to the type of bullying that may be occurring, whether it be verbal, social, psychological or physical. Opportunities are given for students to express ideas and feelings through role-play, brainstorms and independent enquiry. Contains an extensive section on dealing with conflict at school, at home or in the community. Strategies include using a problem solving approach to resolve conflicts, with several examples highlighted through the use of discussion cards which aim to consolidate students' understandings of these difficult concepts.