Build a Strong Emotional Intelligence Foundation with Reaching Young Children
Counselors, teachers, occupational therapists, and activity leaders will have just as much fun teaching these lessons as their students have experiencing them! These activities appeal to a child's sense of adventure and need to move by utilizing five active learning strategies to present the concepts of Movement, Visualization, Verbalization, Application of the Senses, and Novel/Unique Connections.
Appropriate for children pre-K through 3rd grade, lessons can be presented in either a forty-five minute to sixty-minute block, or two sessions of thirty minutes or less. Each lesson is comprised of two parts. First, an Introduction, which presents the lesson concept with an attention-getting analogy followed by engaging discussion questions for the students, enabling the teacher to evaluate the lesson objectives; then, a Practice, which provides active processing of the learned concepts through a game.
Each lesson has a teacher follow-up section which includes classroom connections to children's literature or other academic subject areas, as well as classroom management techniques.
With multiple options for implementation this versatile resource provides lessons that align with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national standards. The curriculum also includes an evaluation component and reporting system for accountability. Chapters include: