ERIC Number: ED346410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Feeling Good about Me.
Morrison, Kenneth; Thompson, Marcia
This document contains 18 structured learning sessions featuring fables, nursery rhymes and directed day dreams to help elementary school students become aware of themselves and their feelings. Each session is a self-contained unit, so the sessions may be used separately or as a developmental sequence. The primary goals of the book are to help children identify and accept personal feelings, develop positive feelings about themselves, accept responsibility for feelings and actions, and develop positive self-images. The structured sessions are divided into six groups of three sessions each. The six groups focus on happy, angry, sad, unkind, fear, and good feelings. Each unit of three sessions contains an introduction to the unit and information for preparing the materials to be used in the three sessions to follow. Each session contains the following elements: rationale; goals; materials; thought catchers; process activities; curricular-related activities; pretending time; fables; supplemental activities; post script activities; evaluation instruments; and culminating experience. The focus of the entire program is on helping children build positive self-images through awareness and understanding of their feelings. The term "facilitator" is used throughout the book since it represents the attitude desired for someone in the position of leadership. The activities are used to guide and not to control the experience. This program can be used to create an atmosphere which will nurture opportunities for exploration and awareness. (LLL)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response, School Counseling, Self Concept, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
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