ERIC Number: ED117031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers and Parents.
Canfield, Jack; Wells, Harold C.
This handbook for teachers and parents presents 100 practical and easily applicable ways to enhance the self-concept of children in the classroom or at home. The techniques are drawn from many of the newer approaches to self-development such as gestalt therapy, psychosynthesis, guided fantasy, sensory awareness, transactional analysis, expressive art, and movement. Activities are designed to help teachers develop a classroom climate of trust and rapport, encourage pupil interaction, develop emotional awareness, stimulate creative writing, raise achievement motivation, foster self-acceptance, and promote better human relations. The first chapter presents suggestions for getting started and building an environment of positive support. Through an activity such as keeping a personal journal, students can learn more about themselves, their feelings, and their goals and aspirations. The second chapter has students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Subsequent chapters include: Who Am I, Accepting My Body, Where Am I Going, The Language of Self, and Relationships with Others. Within each chapter are suggested student activities such as drawing self-portraits, writing short autobiographies, writing imaginary newspaper articles about their accomplishments, and developing resumes of their accomplishments. In addition, an annotated bibliography of available resources and notes for both parents and teachers on how to use the book are included. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Learning Activities, Parent Education, Psychoeducational Methods, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Self Evaluation, Student Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Values
Prentice-Hall, Incorporated, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($11.95 cloth, $5.95 paper)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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