Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids

A Resilience Programme for Children Aged 7-14

Author: Stephanie Azri

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006983

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 9547

Self-esteem, communication skills, positive thinking, healthy friendships, and dealing with anger, stress, anxiety and grief are all crucial parts of being resilient and having strong life skills. Join forces with superheroes Steemy, Link, Zen, KipKool, Holly and Hally, Beau and Angel in this 10 session programme to boost resilience in children aged 7—14. Each session focuses on a key theme, and a superhero character helps to teach each skill, from overcoming anxiety to dealing with grief. A creative hands-on activity closes each session, and session summaries and tips for parents encourage children to continue learning and building their skills between sessions. An engaging comic strip story about the superheroes runs throughout the program. Sessions are flexible and easily adaptable for use in different settings and with younger or older children, and include photocopiable worksheets. This imaginative resource is a complete programme, ideal for teachers, counsellors, therapists, social workers and youth workers.
Posted in Psychology

Power Play

Empowering Games & Activities That Build Resilience in Children

Author: Kathy Cooper,Marianne Vandawalker

Publisher: Youthlight Incorporated

ISBN: 9781889636016

Category: Education

Page: 383

View: 3014

Power Play is full of games and reproducible activities designed to empower students to deal with their problems in positive and assertive ways. The book is designed to help children to become responsible, face their problems and become more independent. Through these fun, non-threatening activities, students are encouraged to learn various skills through a game format. Also, teachers and parents will find this book a valuable tool to help students learn success-building skills that will help them in school with peers and at home.
Posted in Education

Building Student Resilience, K–8

Strategies to Overcome Risk and Adversity

Author: Gabe Simon

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284458

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 9615

Proven strategies for helping students rebound from risk An experienced teacher and principal of a Title I school, Gabe Simon provides classroom practitioners, support team specialists, and all levels of schools leaders with numerous strategies for forging strong relationships and providing scaffolded supports to help students rebound from risk. Included are: Compelling descriptions of research on the link between resiliency and academic achievement The most important steps educators can take to build students' resiliency Game plans for creating caring school-wide teams and classroom structures that engage students Comments and perspectives from students considered to be at risk
Posted in Education

Personal Well-Being Lessons for Secondary Schools

Positive Psychology in Action for 11 to 14 Year Olds

Author: Ilona Boniwell,Lucy Ryan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246176

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 8003

This book offers practitioners working with 11-14 year olds, a highly practical education resource for running well being lessons.
Posted in Psychology

The Most Magnificent Thing

Author: Ashley Spires

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 177138204X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7528

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author: Christopher Willard,Amy Saltzman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522386

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 1952

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
Posted in Psychology

Teaching Kids to Thrive

Essential Skills for Success

Author: Debbie Silver,Dedra Stafford

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506381588

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 8443

There’s more to student success than standards and test scores… Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into a curriculum has been shown to increase personal and school-wide growth. With lifelong success the goal over simply meeting academic thresholds, Teaching Kids to Thrive presents strategies, activities, and stories in an approachable way to develop responsible, self-motivated learners. Uniting social, academic, and self-skills this instrumental resource offers benefits to students such as: Using mindfulness strategies to help students tap their inner strengths Learning to self-regulate and control other executive brain functions Developing growth mindsets along with perseverance and resilience Cultivating a sense of responsibility, honesty, and integrity Encouraging a capacity for empathy and gratitude
Posted in Education

Teaching Happiness and Well-Being in Schools, Second edition

Learning To Ride Elephants

Author: Ian Morris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472917324

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 2007

This updated edition is a theoretical and practical guide to implementing a well-being programme in your school. The book covers three areas: well-being as a philosophy of education, the teaching approach to well-being and the content that might form a well-being programme in a school. It is also a manifesto for a meaningful aim to education. There has recently been an explosion of interest in positive psychology and the teaching of well-being and 'happiness' in the PSHE world in schools and many teachers are looking for clear information on how to implement these potentially life-changing ideas in the classroom. This book provides an introduction to the theory of positive psychology and a practical guide on how to implement the theory in (primarily secondary) schools. It is written by Ian Morris who worked under Anthony Seldon at Wellington College which is well-known for its well-being and happiness curriculum.
Posted in Education

Raising Resilient Children

Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child

Author: Robert Brooks,Sam Goldstein

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780809297658

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 5970

Two renowned child psychologists draw on a vast body of scientific literature and real-life anecdotes from their own practices to explain why some children are able to overcome overwhelming obstacles while others easily become victims of experience and environment.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Giving Kids Roots and Wings

Author: Kenneth R. Ginsburg,Martha M. Jablow

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581108668

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 357

View: 8892

This book offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-being

Author: Ruth MacConville,Tina Rae

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052611

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

View: 1912

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people.
Posted in Psychology

The Hugging Tree

A Story about Resilience

Author: Jill Neimark

Publisher: Magination Press

ISBN: 9781433819070

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2440

Told in rhyming text, a little tree clings tenaciously to a granite cliff, determined to live, tended by a little boy, and ultimately loved by the people in the community.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

What If Everybody Did That?

Author: Ellen Javernick

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761456865


Page: 32

View: 2902

A child learns that there are consequences for thoughtless behavior, from feeding popcorn to a bear at the zoo to dropping an empty can out of a car window.

Grit-To-Go: Classroom-Ready Resources

Author: Jim Grant,Caleb Grant,Joyce McGreevy

Publisher: Staff Development for Educator

ISBN: 9781631330742


Page: N.A

View: 7084

"What is grit? Grit is the determination to achieve long-term goals, often against difficult odds. The word grit is often used as an umbrella term to describe being resilient, persistent, and having the will to deal with and overcome obstacles. Because learning is often a challenge, a student's grit can make the difference between failing and making the grade. Students who develop grit can improve their academic performance through strengthened resiliency and perseverance. Grit traits become good habits that enable students to persist in the face of adversity, setbacks, and disappointments when pursuing their goals in school and out. Although grit is not an academic skill, the good news is that it can be taught in school, not as an add-on, but through strategies that can be easily incorporated into an existing curriculum. This book will provide a roadmap for how to "go gritty" in the classroom, and the classroom strategies to get youand your studentsthere."
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Emotional Agility

Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

Author: Susan A. David

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 3307

"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--
Posted in Business & Economics

Chester and Gil

Author: Carol Faulkner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862915688

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 8497

Chester and Gil live in the same goldfish bowl. While Gil just floats around the same old place, Chester knows he can save the world. His motto, 'Life is what you make it', takes on epic dimensions in this funny story of a fishy odd couple and the power of thinking big.
Posted in Children's stories

Stress Free Kids Curriculum Teacher Kit

Lesson Plans Reduce Anxiety, Stress, Anger, Worry~Increase Self-Esteem

Author: Lori Lite

Publisher: Stress Free Kids Llc

ISBN: 9780980032895

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 48

View: 6845

Indigo ocean dreams presents 4 children's stories and techniques designed to decrease stress, anxiety, and anger while promoting self-esteem and self-awareness. Ideal for ages 6-12.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Being Me (and Loving It)

Stories and activities to help build self-esteem, confidence, positive body image and resilience in children

Author: Naomi Richards,Julia Hague

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502367

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7650

With 29 real life and relatable stories at its heart, this practical resource is designed to help build self-esteem and body confidence in children aged 5-11. Each story is the focus of a ready-to-use lesson plan, covering common issues that affect children such as a lack of body confidence, feeling pressured by peers and worries about puberty. The stories are preceded by guidance on how to introduce the topic and the learning outcomes, and they are followed by a range of activities to reinforce the messages being taught. The stories can either be read aloud to a class or group or photocopied and shared for individual reading. Perfect for use in PSHE lessons with groups of children, or in one-to-one settings in the therapy room or at home, this book is a useful resource for PSHE co-ordinators, teachers, school counsellors, pastoral care teams, youth workers as well as parents.
Posted in Education

The Tapping Solution

Author: Nick Ortner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401939449

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 4076

Nick Ortner, founder of the Tapping World Summit and best-selling filmmaker of The Tapping Solution, is at the forefront of a new healing movement. In his upcoming book, The Tapping Solution, he gives readers everything they need to successfully start using the powerful practice of tapping – or Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations. The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. This kind of conditioning can help rid practitioners of everything from chronic pain to phobias to addictions. Because of tapping’s proven success in healing such a variety of problems, Ortner recommends to try it on any challenging issue. In The Tapping Solution, Ortner describes not only the history and science of tapping but also the practical applications. In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams, and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers’ eyes to just how powerful this practice can be. Throughout the book, readers will see real-life stories of healing ranging from easing the pain of fibromyalgia to overcoming a fear of flying. The simple strategies Ortner outlines will help readers release their fears and clear the limiting beliefs that hold them back from creating the life they want.
Posted in Self-Help