The Invisible String Caring Character Counts Ed Friendship PBIS w 6 video links Plus a FREE Worksheet / Self-Assessment Tool
Research is showing that the “soft” skills such as self-control, interpersonal skills, manners, conflict resolution, and accepting responsibility for one’s actions are vital to success. If one does not have manners and the skills to navigate the various situations that present themselves in the workforce, one’s chances of success are limited.
This is a lesson that addresses the ever-important concept of caring and friendship. It includes 19 slides and links to 6 videos ranging in length from 1min and 5:00 min. Concepts included are:
• Caring and Friendship
• Caring Professions
• How we show caring to others
This presentation has 19 slides and includes a links to 6 different videos to support the 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. It includes additional resources as well as a self-assessment survey that you can utilize with students.
It is based on the book, The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst (one of my favorite books!!)
Amazon Description: "That's impossible", said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they're all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. "What kind of string"? They asked with a puzzled look to which Mom replied, "An Invisible String made of love." That's where the story begins. A story that teaches of the tie that really binds. The Invisible String reaches from heart to heart. Does everybody have an Invisible String? How far does it reach, anyway? Does it ever go away? Read all about it! THE INVISIBLE STRING is a very simple approach to overcoming the fear of loneliness or separation with an imaginative flair that children can easily identify with and remember. Here is a warm and delightful lesson teaching young and old that we aren't ever really alone and reminding children (and adults!) that when we are loved beyond anything we can imagine. "People who love each other are always connected by a very special String, made of love. Even though you can't see it with your eyes, you can feel it deep in your heart, and know that you are always connected to the ones you love."
Thus begins this heart-warming and reassuring story that addresses the issue of "separation anxiety" (otherwise known as the sense of existential 'aloneness') to children of all ages.
Specifically written to address children's fear of being apart from the ones they love, The Invisible String delivers a particularly compelling message in today's uncertain times that though we may be separated from the ones we care for, whether through anger, or distance or even death, love is the unending connection that binds us all, and, by extension, ultimately binds every person on the planet to everyone else. Parents and children everywhere who are looking for reassurance and reaffirmation of the transcendent power of love, to bind, connect and comfort us through those inevitable times when life challenges us!
I would schedule at least 40-45 minutes for this lesson. You may need to re-order slides to fit your particular presentation style, but it will work well without re-ordering. This lesson is easily customizable for both primary and intermediate levels 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 2015- Counselor Bev