Character Education | Self Control Activities | Social Skills

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  1. Teaching Social Skills and Character Education with your students is often times more important then the educational piece. These are essential life skills! Many parents and teachers forget to teach this part. A class that lacks character and social skills will have a difficult time during the schoo
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Having Self Control and teaching kids to listen in class is an important character education and a social skill that your students need to be taught. Building character and community with your students is more important then the educational piece.

A class that lacks character and social skills will have a difficult time during the school year learning anything. I spend a considerable amount of time each year teaching social skills and the caring habits.

This Listening Unit has 9 lessons designed for your students to gain a better understanding of what it means to "listen". Children have to be taught to listen. All the lessons are planned out Step by Step, should you follow it. I have saved you hours of planning time. This is a NO PREP unit, just PRINT, put in a binder and TEACH. There are discussion questions, activities, interactive activities and worksheets to go with the lessons. It will keep you busy for at least 3 weeks!


  • 9 Step by Step Lessons on Listening
  • Discussion Tips and Questions
  • Morning Meeting aka Family Meeting Guide
  • Several Posters (In color and black and white)
  • Optional worksheets to go with the lessons
  • Community Building Lessons
  • 44 Usable Pages


Using Character Education will help your class connect better, there will be less arguing, less bullying, and an opportunity to get more work done. You as the teacher have more time to spend teaching and less time as a referee. It also helps as a teacher to have more energy later because less is spent on behavior. My classes seem to blend together easier using these character building lessons.


Included in the unit is an E-Book on Family Meetings, aka Morning Meetings. When you are a class for 10 ½ months, you become a family. Families talk to each other and listen to each other. Family Meetings are a time where students and the teacher come together and make decisions, choices and talk about difficult issues together. These “Listening" activities are designed to be done within the Family Meeting environment, but can also be taught as a lesson.

If you want this product at the discounted price of 20% off, check out the Character Education Bundle!

To see how Character Education would look like in your classroom, check out our blog article.

You may also be interested in my other Character Education Units.





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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.


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