Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children/Grades 1-6

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9780878223053: Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum for Children/Grades 1-6

This comprehensive and easy-to-use curriculum is based on the principles of Rational Emotive Therapy. It helps students learn to overcome irrational beliefs, negative feelings and attitudes, and the negative consequences that may result.The curriculum consists of two volumes -- one for grades 1-6 and one for grades 7-12. Each volume contains 90 field-tested activities that are carefully arranged by grade level. The activities include simulation games, stories, role plays, written activities, brainstorming, and art activities.The activities are organized into five categories: 1 Self-Acceptance2 Feelings3 Beliefs and Behavior4 Problem Solving/Decision Making5 Interpersonal RelationshipsThinking, Feeling, Behaving is designed for use in the classroom or in small-group settings and can also be adapted for use in individual counseling.A sampling of the activities from grades 1-6: I'm Afraid, It's OK to Goof Up, Like 'Em or Not, Goal for It, I Have to Have It My Way, Multiple Solutions, Talking It Out, Glad to Be Me, Put-Downs, How Might They Feel, Rose-Colored Glasses

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Ann Vernon, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where she served as Coordinator of the School and Mental Health Counseling programs for 23 years, in addition to maintaining a large private practice where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and their parents. Dr. Vernon has published 15 books and numerous chapters and articles on counseling techniques with youth, and in particular, applications of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in individual and small group counseling as well as classroom guidance. Dr. Vernon is considered one of the leading experts on REBT with children and has presented workshops on this topic, as well as other topics related to counseling children, throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and South America.

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Because the activites were interest-provoking and different from much of the regular classroom curriculum, the students were enthusiastic about the sessions. It was also rewarding to see the 'light bulb' go on when students started taking ownership for their own thoughts and feelings and stepping out of the victim role. --Rebecca Schmitz, School Social Work Journal

Ann Vernon has developed a curriculum that provides school counselors with lessons on all different facets of social and emotional barriers. . . The author provides actual scenarios that students can understand and relate to. . . The curriculum embraces the goal of positive behavior and flexible thinking. Topics presented in the lessons reflect peer perception, cliques, transition issues, and social pressures. . . a great resource for school counselors. --Deborah Hardy, New York State School Counselors Association Newsletter

It is critical for school districts to select a program that is empirically-based, cost-effective, and user-friendly. You will be delighted to know that Dr. Ann Vernon's emotional education curriculum meet all of the above criteria. . . . Dr. Vernon presents a framework of emotional education with a total of 210 experiential activities that are applications of Dr. Albert Ellis' rational emotive behavioral therapy. . . . I believe these two books are ideal for educators, counselors, and school psychologists who are looking for resources to foster healthy social and emotional development in their students. --Tony Wu, NCSP

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