ERIC Number: ED346359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Best Self-Esteem Activities for the Elementary Grades.
Akin, Terri; And Others
This document contains a collection of instructional strategies to help elementary school children: (1) develop an accurate concept of who they are; (2) practice skills for interacting with others; and (3) experience a sense of personal agency in formulating goals, making decisions, and shaping the course of their lives. The goal of the activities in this book is to directly enhance the self-esteem of students by engaging them in experiences that develop a wide range of life and academic skills and to build their confidence and sense of responsibility. An initial section on self-esteem which defines the concept and delineates the teacher's role in enhancing a child's self-esteem is followed by a section which presents the theory and research behind the activities in this book. The use of small "sharing circles" of students in the classroom is recommended and the organization and leadership of such groups is discussed. The major part of the book contains activities for enhancing self-esteem. Organized under headings focusing on feelings, self-concept, personal strengths and weaknesses, self-talk, responsibility, goals, stress, communication skills, respect for self and others, trusting relationships, and conflict management, the activities each contain behavioral objectives, step-by-step instructions, and a series of discussion questions formulated to elicit higher-level thinking in students. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Self Esteem
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A