ERIC Number: ED346361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Understanding Me: Activity Sheets for Building Life Skills and Self-Esteem in Secondary Students.
Schilling, Dianne; Dunne, Gerry
This document contains a set of activity sheets designed to enhance the self-esteem of middle school and high school students while helping them to develop a number of important life skills. Designed to be a supplement to other self-esteem enhancing strategies teachers are using, the activities in this book can be infused into the regular classroom curriculum. An introductory section recommends using activities on a regular basis, relating activities to academic assignments or to current community or school events, encouraging interaction, generating class discussions, respecting the students' privacy, creating spin-off assignments, and using the skills developed through the activities. Activities are designed to help students develop, maintain, and enhance life skills in such areas as decision making, goal setting, communication, conflict management. learning, leadership, time management, refusal skills, responsibility, assertiveness, and career choice. A large proportion of the activity sheets consist of two pages, back and front, and all of these are separate entities and may be used independently. A few series do exist, however, and it is recommended that, for maximum impact, sequential activity sheets be distributed in the order in which they are arranged in the books. Sequences focus on the areas of feelings, communication, leadership, decision making, goal setting, influence, conflict management, and justice. (NB)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Career Choice, Conflict Resolution, Daily Living Skills, Decision Making, Friendship, Goal Orientation, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Student Development, Time Management
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A