ERIC Number: ED423948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Talking with TJ: Teamwork Series. Program Kit [Multimedia].
Hallmark Corporate Foundation, Omaha, NE.
Noting that working and playing in caring and cooperative ways is an important goal in today's culturally-diverse society, this instruction program is designed to improve the teamwork skills of children in grades 2-4. Through the program, children learn important skills of planning, cooperating, and appreciating differences. The program consists of six sessions, two for each of the skill areas: "making group plans,""appreciating differences and including people," and "playing as a cooperative team in competitive situations." The first session in each set lasts approximately 45-50 minutes and features a videotaped scenario, discussion, and short activities. The second session takes approximately 30 to 35 minutes and involves a comic-book story and a related follow-up activity. The teaching kit for this program contains a leader's guide detailing how to run the program and outlining each of the sessions; a videotape introducing "TJ" (a teen radio talk show host who serves as a mentor for the students and whose disability serves as a touchstone for diversity and inclusion issues) and containing session instructions for the leader and the cooperation scenarios for each of the sessions; "TJ's" teamwork tips poster; short, comic-book versions of the video stories; and posters of "power phrases" the students learn from "TJ". Also included are a brochure outlining features of the program and the "behind the scenes" work of the program's development. (HTH)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Teamwork
Hallmark Corporate Foundation, 1002 North 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131-9834; phone: 800-673-3785 ($22, plus $3.75 processing fee and $7.25 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hallmark Corporate Foundation, Omaha, NE.
Note: For "Talking with TJ: Conflict Resolution Series", see PS 025 182.