This is one of my favorite lessons that I have created in a long time. I love the message that it carries. It is a READY TO USE (NO PREP) lesson that addresses the ever-important social-emotional learning SEL / character education curriculum concepts of DEVELOPING FRIENDSHIPS, DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE, PEOPLE AND FRIENDSHIPS CHANGE OVER TIME, AND HELPING TRAUMA VICTIMS LEARN TO TRUST. It includes 27 slides, links to 3 videos, and a worksheet to utilize with your lesson. I have also included additional resources on establishing friendships for students with behavioral difficulties. This lesson is appropriate for use with both large and small groups or as an individual intervention to support your social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum.
Concepts included are:
• Sometimes people who want to have friends act in a very unfriendly way
• People who act out want and need to be loved and supported
• If someone is having difficulty, it does not mean that they cannot be or do not want to be friends.
• Friendships and people change over time
• Maintaining friendships requires effort
As a bonus, you also will be getting a free unique PowerPoint template that you can utilize over and over! A pre-made lesson ready to teach with no prep AND a unique PPT template! And all for about the price of a cup of coffee!! What a bargain!
This presentation has 27 slides and includes links to 3 different videos to support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts that are addressed. This is a rich variety of concepts that all need to be taught to our students to ensure their later success.
I would schedule at least 45-60 minutes for this lesson depending upon the discussion that you lead with students. It could easily be turned into a unit for small groups. This lesson is easily customizable for all levels of elementary.
This lesson can be edited to make it fit your exact needs. I have the slides arranged in the way that I feel will help me teach, but you may want to rearrange or even delete some. The beauty of being able to personalize this lesson for yourself is that it is easily adapted to teach different levels at the elementary level or even older. All of my lessons and forms are field-tested. I have used them myself and have been successful with them.
The videos and support the social-emotional learning/character education curriculum concepts and help students to generalize them into their own lives and experiences. These videos are thought-provoking and entertaining ways to think about this very important concept and how it relates to being successful both now and in the future. I have found that videos are very effective in helping students to create an emotional link to the abstract concepts that character education involves. Coupled with discussions in which you can assist students to make the connection, it is an easy and effective way to teach these difficult concepts and assist students to internalize them into their own personalities.
This presentation includes slides that have transitions and animations to help to hold your students' interest. It is easily personalized and customized and includes a master slide that you can copy and paste into the location where additional information or personalization is desired.
Character education/SEL is vital to the success of our students. Employers report that the qualities for which they are looking when hiring include the “soft skills” that are character education. As educators, we are called to support learning in the character education and social skills areas in order to educate the whole child.
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**NOTE*** links do not work in editing mode in PowerPoint. They are only active in presentation mode. Please be aware of this.
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