This teacher resource features engaging lessons, strategies, and tips to help students develop self-awareness and manage social challenges. Three units: Self, Relationships, and Emotional Management give teachers and students tools to help children deal with cliques, aggression, bullying, stress and other situations, while encouraging them to build their manners, communication skills, resiliency, and recognize their emotions. Lessons are designed to enrich a language arts curriculum and feature skills easily applicable to standard curriculum; lessons are easy to teach with notes on preparing, warm-up activities, and step by step lesson activities. Teacher notes are provided first, with the reproducible student worksheets in the back of the book. 126 pages, softcover.
In an era of Common Core State Standards and accountability, students need to use the time they spend in school focused on academics and ready to learn. However, middle school has always presented special challenges. This is a time when students can spend a lot of time grappling with physical changes, forging interpersonal relationships, managing increased responsibility, and more—all of which can distract them from the primary purpose of school. The researched-based lessons in this book will help teachers delve into key social and emotional learning topics, such as
Overall, this book will give teachers not only an understanding of the basic issues and research underlying social and emotional learning but also practical tools for introducing the topic into the curriculum. For use with Grades 5 & Up.