ERIC Number: ED497268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Strong Kids--Grades 6-8: A Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum
Merrell, Kenneth W.; Carrizales, Dianna; Feuerborn, Laura; Gueldner, Barbara A.; Tran, Oanh K.
Brookes Publishing Company
Social-emotional competence--it is a critical part of every child's school success, and just like any academic subject, children need instruction in it. Developed by a top expert, these proven curricula will help promote the social-emotional competence and resilience of children and adolescents. Divided into four age levels from kindergarten through high school, these innovative social and emotional learning curricula are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities that help students develop vital skills they will use for the rest of their lives: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Lessons in each curriculum include optional, easily adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and "booster" lessons that reinforce what students learned. Every school and early intervention program will benefit from the lasting effect of these four curricula: strong, resilient students with fewer mental health and behavior problems and better academic outcomes. Following contents of the accompanying CD-ROM, about the author, contributors, foreword (Hill M. Walker, Ph.D.) and acknowledgments, this book is divided into two sections. Section I, Introduction and Overview, presents: (1) About Strong Kids--Grades 6-8; (2) Design and Evidence; (3) Preparing Your Lessons and Your Students; and (4) Overview of the Lessons. Section II, The Strong Kids--Grades 6-8 Curriculum, concludes with: (Lesson 1) About Strong Kids: Emotional Strength Training; (Lesson 2) Understanding Your Emotions 1; (Lesson 3) Understanding Your Emotions 2; (Lesson 4) Dealing with Anger; (Lesson 5) Understanding Other People's Emotions; (Lesson 6) Clear Thinking 1; (Lesson 7) Clear Thinking 2; (Lesson 8) The Power of Positive Thinking; (Lesson 9) Solving People Problems; (Lesson 10) Letting Go of Stress; (Lesson 11) Behavior Change: Setting Goals and Staying Alive; and (Lesson 12) Finishing UP! The following is appended: Strong Kids Booster: Pulling It All Together.
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Early Intervention, Personality Traits, Class Activities, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, School Psychology, Behavior Change, Early Adolescents, Coping, Wellness, Mental Health, Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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