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This practical resource gives educators in grades K through 6/8 aflexible, ready-to-use curriculum focusing on a wide range ofcontemporary topics such as stimulant use, family relationships, dealing with anger, managing threatening situations, and crimerelated activities. Developed by a team of experience educators, the lessons are based on real situations I students' own lives thatinvolve dealing with feelings, self-esteem, peer pressure, andrespect for others. They help students build character, preparethem to recognize situations that could become violent, and teachthem the skills they need to handle conflicts in a non-violent andpeaceful manner.
For easy use, the lessons follow a uniform format, including adescriptive title, a specific behavioral objective, and a simpleeight-step lesson plan that provides everything needed for aneffective, well-balances learning experience. Each lessonscovers:
* Purpose: Need for teaching/learning the social skill, e.g."Choosing Friends Selectively."
* Introduction: Stories and questions to make the skillconcrete.
* Skill Components: Skill steps for teaching the appropriatebehavior.
* Modeling the Skill: Teacher and/or student demonstration of theskill.
* Behavioral Rehearsal: Student performance of the skill withteacher correction if necessary.
* Practice: Worksheets and other activities summarizing theskill.
* Independent Use: Activities to promote use of the skills outsideof school.
* Continuation: Suggestions for reinforcing the skill through theschool year.
Ruth W. Begun, M.S., is president of The Society for Prevention of Violence (SPV), a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 dedicated to reducing asocial behaviors in children and adults through education.
Release date NZ
October 11th, 2002
Edited by Frank J. Huml
Edited by R.W. Begun
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