Emotional Relational Bullying “Trouble Talk” w 5 video links
Emotional / Relational Bullying and gossip are damaging and destructive to any environment. Most children see this type of negative interaction daily on television, movies, and media. Social media promotes gossip and can turn a small incident into a wildfire. I created this presentation for my elementary students to explain what gossip is and to teach them how to stop both themselves and others from participating.
Some of the concepts that are covered include: spreading rumors, friendship skills, identifying relational bullying both in real life and in media, damage and consequences of relational bullying, and interpersonal skills.
The presentation is based upon the book, Trouble Talk, by Trudy Ludwig, one of my favorite authors.
Amazon description: “Maya's friend Bailey loves to talk about everything and everyone. At first, Maya thinks Bailey is funny. But when Bailey's talk leads to harmful rumors and hurt feelings, Maya begins to think twice about their friendship.
In her fourth book for children, relational aggression expert, Trudy Ludwig, acquaints readers with the damaging consequences of "trouble talk"-talking to others about someone else's troubles in order to establish connection and gain attention. Includes additional resources for kids, parents, and teachers, as well as advice from Trudy about how to combat trouble talk.”
I would schedule at least 30 minutes for this lesson, and it could easily take longer if you encourage discussion. This lesson is easily customizable for both primary and intermediate levels. It includes 20 slides and links to 5 different videos ranging from 2-9 minutes. One of the videos is that of the book, Trouble Talk, being read aloud showing the pages.
The presentation can be personalized and includes both animations and transitions to hold your students' interest. Make your lesson come alive for your students and help them to connect to the concept in a fun way that will help them to remember the important lessons you need for them to remember.
This should only be used as your classroom resource for teaching this lesson. It should not be published. Copyright 2016- Counselor Bev