ERIC Number: ED396814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Freedom To Fly: 101 Activities for Building Self-Worth.
A sense of self-worth and trust in oneself provides the will to survive, the desire to create, the ability to learn, and the courage to reach out and connect with another human being. This guide provides a self-worth building model based on the acronym SELF: (1) Sensing; (2) Expressing; (3) Learning; and (4) Forming. The self-worth model focuses on providing ways to develop connections and relationships with others through activities that stimulate the senses and encourage creativity. The goal of the guide is to provide a resource book of activities designed to develop aspects of self, integrate relationship skills in curriculum materials, and help define the roles of human beings in nature, in community, and in the universe. Chapter one provides activities and suggestions to aid in understanding one's self through exploration of body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Chapter two focuses on making relationship connections with others through activities and suggestions for effective listening, expression, communication, and balance. Chapter three provides activities and suggestions for the journey of life examining life processes, experiences, and visions. Chapter four provides activities and suggestions for teachers to provide a positive and supportive classroom climate to aid in the development of student's self-esteem. The appendix provides additional materials for each of the four chapters. Contains 50 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Enrichment Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Multiple Intelligences, Physical Development, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem
Zephyr Press, P.O. Box 66006, Tucson, AZ 85728-6006 ($29).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Gardner (Howard)