ERIC Number: ED346364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Creating Success! A Program for Behaviorally and Academically At-Risk Children.
Akin, Terri; And Others
This document presents a program designed especially for behaviorally and academically at-risk children in kindergarten through sixth grade. It includes a collection of experiential activities that provides ways to infuse the elements of success into the regular classroom curriculum. Eight developmental areas are targeted: (1) expressing feelings; (2) developing self-awareness; (3) dealing with stress; (4) learning responsibility; (5) problem solving and decision making; (6) developing respect for self and others; (7) appreciating differences; and (8) resolving conflicts. The introductory sections of the book explain the program; suggest additional readings for educators; and describe how to lead a sharing circle, the unique small-group discussion process that is used to promote teacher-student and student-student interaction. The program uses instructional strategies that target many learning styles. Included are activities involving art, music, writing, experiments, drama, and literature. Activities are included which encourage students to work in pairs, small groups, and individually. Students' higher-level thinking skills are challenged through simulations, role plays, problem-solving activities, and in the context of discussions for which questions are provided at the conclusion of many activities in the book. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Decision Making, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, High Risk Students, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Stress Management, Success
Innerchoice Publishing, 9602 Montemar Dr., Spring Valley, CA 91977 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A