Classroom Instruction - lessons are presented that help students to better understand themselves and others. Through classroom guidance lessons, students can learn how to develop positive peer relationships, effective social skills, and healthy decision making strategies. Some of my classroom lessons include topics like the following:
Beginning of the Year
Ways to introduce/re-introduce yourself to your students.
Lessons that focus on respect and bullying prevention.
Helping students plan for their futures.
In my school district, we have a specific core value for each month. I offer classroom lessons to address these areas of character education.
Lessons for when kids say: "That's not fair!"
Focusing on the importance of both giving and following directions.
Lessons for gifted education classrooms.
Identifying and Expressing Feelings
Helping students understand how to positively identify and express their feelings.
Making and Keeping Friends
Lessons that reflect on the qualities of good friends.
Positive School Behaviors
Discussing the positive behaviors that lead to school success.
Focusing on the effects of both high and low self-esteem.
Helping students understand the difference between big problems and small problems.
Activities to tame test anxiety.