ERIC Number: ED361626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
A Communication and Lifeskills Training Group for At-Risk Students. Project Seed.
Weyand, Tricia; And Others
One of eight papers from Project Seed, this paper describes a communication and lifeskills training group designed to strengthen student self-esteem and the communication skills needed to successfully survive within the school environment. The project described was developed through the collaboration of a behavioral teacher and a school guidance counselor in an attempt to help seventh- and eighth-grade students having behavior difficulties in their struggle to learn critical communication skills. Program goals and anticipated outcomes of the weekly meetings are described. Procedures and instructions are provided in six steps: (1) identify the at-risk students; (2) provide a safe and consistent meeting place for students; (3) set clear and specific group rules; (4) start the group slowly with non-threatening activities; (5) be prepared to repeat material often; and (6) use resources and choose activities that seem appropriate to the mood of the group. Resources for use in the program are described and the project cost is estimated to amount to about $100 for the first year. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.
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