Enhancing Self Esteem of Individuals, Developing an Awareness of Feelings, Promoting Realistic Goal Setting and Enriching Values in the Classroom and Community
The Life Skills series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class.
Life Skills: Family Relationships book examines family roles and also discusses sensitive issues that may arise in family situations. It provides opportunities for students to explore feelings and emotions in a range of contexts as well as promoting strategies for coping with difficult issues such as separation, divorce and family conflicts.
The Life Skills: Grief, Illness and Other Issues book deals with the sensitive issues of coping with grief and loss, serious illness, permanent injury and physical disability. This book is an ideal resource for teachers who may have a terminally ill child in their class, or have a student/students with siblings suffering a terminal illness. Other sections deal with emotions and outcomes as a result of having experienced a serious accident resulting in permanent physical disability. Activities and extension ideas endeavour to highlight how life can continue on after such events by analysing personal and physical strengths. Stories of inspiration have been included as well as stories that describe situations of loss and disability within families.
The Life Skills: Self Esteem and Values book focuses on student feelings, self awareness, self esteem, goal setting and enriching values both in school and in the wider community. Activities include setting attainable goals, analysing personal strengths and weaknesses and exploring ways to demonstrate values, as well as fun stuff like developing board games for the bored!
The Life Skills: Bullying and Conflict book addresses bullying tactics and identifies strategies for both the school and community. Realistic scenarios are used as a starting point for promoting discussion and personal learning experiences specific to the type of bullying that may be occurring, whether it be verbal, social, psychological or physical.