Title Page for “Choices: a Paradigm for Life,” Teacher Manual
“Choices” offers an approach to self-management of behavior in seven-six group plans (sold individually or as an entire book). Each group plan includes student learning objectives, a materials list, pre-activity thought provoking questions, and a detailed description of procedures and activities.
“Choices” principles have application to classroom management, behavior management, enhancing student relationships, staff relationships, teacher-parent communication and relationships, student personal emotional growth, teacher personal growth, and any area involving personal relationships. Teachers will also find the principles applicable to family and social relationships outside the classroom.
“Choices” helps individuals understand their needs and appropriate and effective strategies for meeting them. The program primarily addresses mental and spiritual needs (presented non-sectarian, non-religious approach). We do not neglect physical needs, but we treat this class of needs minimally because other resources cover them adequately.
Key Words: behavior, behavior management, problematic behaviors, self-control, classroom management, self-discovery, self-determination, psychology, guidance, school counseling, relationships, peer relationships, authority, responding positively to authority, school a fun place, decision making, making choices, self-esteem, self-respect, respect for others, respect for property, self-fulfillment, fun of learning, modifying behavior, learning effective behaviors, meeting needs, mental needs, spiritual needs, love need, power need, control need, freedom need, fun need, creativity, creative decision making, lesson plans, group plans, group activities, peer interaction, learning outcomes, behavioral outcomes, student objectives