Choices-Social Skills Mentor Text/Pics/Videos
Books, text, pictures & videos to use as springboards for discussions & activities related to choices & social skills
picture books that teach kindness, compassion, and tolerance
Your Job -vs- My Job: This is a great back to school activity. We met up at the small group table and discussed jobs that students might have, and the jobs a teacher has to do. We discussed what would happen if we didn't do these things? Once we created our anchor chart we all signed it as a contract reminding ourselves of the importance of being responsible and doing our jobs in the classroom.
Great for Self-esteem building & recognition of one's own qualities. From The Picture Book Teacher's Edition using I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
Anger is a natural response to many of life's troubling situations, but all too often explosions of teen anger can be harmful. Hostility and anger can devastate a teen's life, destroy relationships, cloud effective thinking, impact school performance, affect physical health and ruin future career plans. This program uses thought-provoking interviews with teenagers to demonstrate that, although it is easy to lose emotional control, there are ways to resist exploding in anger or defiance.
A series of humorous vignettes helps students explore the benefits of working as a team—whether in the context of sports, school, family, workplace or community. Using a "TV sports commentary" style, viewers learn that team spirit means having a goal, a "game" strategy, good communications, and a willingness to work together to accomplish that goal.
The Picture Book Teacher's Edition: Blabber Mouse by True Kelley is a very fun story about a little mouse that likes to talk & talk & talk - does this sound like someone you know?? The blogger also shares a beginning, middle, end activity to go with this book if any kids that just happen to need practice.
Original Pinner said: "This morning I walked into a fifth grade classroom and they were singing the song "What I Am" by Will.i.Am. And Yes, it's a song he sang on Sesame Street. But these fifth graders were LOVING it. Their teacher told me this was their new theme song. Let me tell you....all the kids were standing up and singing this song LOUD and with hand movements. It was so awesome because I could see how much they BELIEVED the words to this song."
Sesame Street: Will.i.am Sings "What I Am"
"Unlovable" by Dan Yaccarino-- excellent book about accepting who you are and being proud of it!
Books that teach respect. Also, a nice visual idea for teaching a new word like respect to kids.