How well do the members of your learning community work together? Are you a smooth, well-oiled machine or a fractured collection of in-it-for-yourself individuals? In a straightforward, no-excuses style, author and coach Kevin Kush outlines eight traits that can turn any group or organization into a cohesive, high-performing team. Ideal for anyone who is a member or leader of a project team, work group, or task force.
Help students in grades 9-12 solve bullying problems with these lesson plans that can be used in traditional classroom settings, or small-group counseling sessions. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities. Topics include problem solving to make better behavioral choices, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and using social media responsibly.
Easy-to-use lesson plans to help middle school students deal with bullying in safe and effective ways. The lessons address a broad range of issues including recognizing bullying behaviors, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and problem solving to make better behavioral choices. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities.
When a couple of friends give RJ a compliment, he isn't sure how to respond, and when his teacher explains that while he is doing many things very well, there are other things he should work on, he argues and makes excuses. With guidance, RJ learns the value of properly accepting compliments and feedback from others, and that feedback is just information he can use to become better. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ’s way of doing things isn’t working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames Norma "the booger picker" and Rodney "the alphabet burper" for distracting him during class. With support from his parents, RJ learns how to ask for help when he needs it, and to stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, he discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over again. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ's teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie and Norma on a report about Egyptian mummies. Then, after a frustrating school day, he finds only one cookie left in the cookie jar, and his mom makes him share it with his sister. With help from his soccor coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ is making a lot of trips to the "time-out" chair! Without telling anyone, he and his best friend decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Then RJ and his sister snack on Mom's triple-layer double-chocolate cake and spoil Grandma's birthday surprise. Dad helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission. and when RJ returns to school his principal has him practice making an apology. RJ feels a lot happier when he says he's sorry, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
No is RJ's least favorite word…and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom and his teacher to turn "No" into "Maybe" or "We'll see" or "I'll think about it." Even though he doesn't have much success. RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's "Say YES to NO Club." If RJ can learn how to accept "No" for an answer and to disagree appropriately, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ has had a rough day – he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because he’s late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, and kicks the ball into his own team’s soccer goal! With his mother’s help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn’t listen or pay attention to directions. Author Julia Cook’s book shows RJ as well as all K-6 readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of listening and following instructions. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he has the best day of his life! This book is the first in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
A successful African American woman recounts her journey out of poverty and challenges young, urban girls to define their dreams and goals. Journal-format pages ask readers to reflect on pressures in their own lives and how to overcome them.
This book encourages African American boys to develop a plan to reach their goals by considering how others have overcome poverty, racism, violence, and drugs to find lives filled with purpose.
Curriculum of lesson plans for teachers to use with students learning 28 social skills. Activities that include discussion, role plays, reading, and journaling are suggested for Kindergarten to grade 12.
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.
Guide to help therapists, counselors, psychologists, and educators incorporate social skill instruction into treatment planning for children diagnosed with mental health disorders.
Book features step-by-step behavior components of 182 social skills from the basic (following instructions) to the complex (resolving conflict).
This book offers effective parenting techniques for foster parents as well as how to work with the foster child's natural family, create a safe environment, and handle transitions to another placement.