ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: Hey! I'm Talking To You!!
Description: Effective communication skills are a key component for successful self-advocacy, empowerment and leadership. This lesson will teach high school students the types of communication, how to understand one's audience, and ways to utilize appropriate tone, timing and words. The goal is for students to apply use of communication skills, so the lesson will incorporate role playing exercises for various settings.
Subject: Counseling and Guidance (K - 12), or English Language Arts (4), or English Language Arts (4), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Look To the Future
Description: This lesson is designed to encourage self-analysis of interests and skills as related to occupations, and to encourage future thought about a career identity or role. This lesson will allow students to organize career information to create a slideshow presentation that includes a scanned image of a drawing as they might see themselves in a future occupation. Students will also have the opportunity to create a newsletter help-wanted ads section using desktop publishing software to encourage exploration of various occupations.
Subject: Character Education (K - 12), or Counseling and Guidance (K - 12)
Title: The One-Minute Praise
Description: The lesson will show the importance of positive stroking (feedback) for behavior modification. Dr. Ken Blanchard (The One Minute Manager)suggests we "catch people doing something right." To quote Lord Chesterfield's advice: "Make a person like himself/herself a little better and I promise he/she will like you very well indeed."
Thinkfinity Lesson Plans
Subject: Health, Social Studies
Title: What Can I Do?
Description: The main goals of this Science NetLinks lesson are to help students identify their feelings, learn how to tell others about their feelings, and learn how this emotional knowledge can help them resolve conflict. The premise of this lesson is that students who learn how to communicate about how they are feeling will be more likely to use communication as a method for resolving conflict.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: K,1,2
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