ERIC Number: ED347435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Unlocking Doors to Self-Esteem. Content-Oriented Activities for Grades 7-12.
Fox, C. Lynn; Weaver, Francine Lavin
This book presents content-oriented activities for grades 7-12 designed to promote self-esteem. The first chapter presents the objectives and philosophy of this book. The second chapter presents the theoretical concepts as well as empirical data relative to the social development of adolescents. The third chapter deals with ways in which teachers can become more effective models for their students. The next three chapters present more than 100 field tested lesson plans or units of study that can be implemented in these subject areas: English, drama and communication, social sciences, science, career education, and physical education. The fourth chapter presents activities that teachers can implement to enhance the self-concept and confidence of their students. The fifth chapter focuses on lessons designed to encourage students to explore their attitudes, feelings, and actions toward others. These activities are designed to motivate students to evaluate stereotypic values and social barriers. They will also help students identify their own feelings and develop plans for change. The sixth chapter takes the social process a step further and provides teachers with activities, methods, and strategies to enhance their students' positive social interaction skills. The seventh chapter lists numerous resources relating to social skills training for adolescent junior and/or senior high school students. Also listed are books for students and teachers, films and filmstrips, and various manipulative materials including games and simulation activities. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling Techniques, Emotional Development, Interpersonal Competence, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Self Esteem
B. L. Winch & Assoc./Jalmar Press, 45 Hitching Post Dr., Bldg. 2, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A