Set for Success
160 pages, 8 x 12
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Release Date:15 Feb 2011
ISBN:9781849050586
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Set for Success

Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
To be successful in today's world, all children need to become competent in emotional, social and organisational skills. This book of easy-to-implement strategies will be an invaluable tool for teaching these essential life skills to children of all abilities.Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests including science, music, cookery and sports. From developing organisational skills by making use of timetables, reports and note-taking, to promoting self-esteem by creating acrostic poems, Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater for all learning styles and levels of emotional and social proficiency.This practical resource is ideal for children aged 3-10, and the activities can be easily adapted for older children who need extra support in developing emotional, social and organisational skills.
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'Activities in the book concentrate on being organised, persistent, confident and sociable, as well as being able to regulate one's own emotions, attain more independence and communicate effectively. Each of the chapters in the book provide lesson ideas, aims and objectives.'- SNIP'This book is aimed at primary aged pupils and designed to help improve emotional, social and organisational skills. The philosophy of the book is that success breeds success and so with help, children are more likely to experience positive outcomes if these skills are honed. Activities in the book concentrate on being organised, persistent, confident and sociable, as well as being able to regulate one's own emotions, attain more independence and communicate effectively. Each of the chapters in the book provide lesson ideas, aims and objectives. The requirements for the activities which span many curriculum areas, such as science, technology, music, sport, literacy and numeracy, are all included. Worksheets are photocopiable and the activities cater for a range of learning styles and levels of competency. Although aimed at the primary age group many activities would be suitable for adaptation for older pupils. -Special Needs Information Press
Josie Santomauro is a full-time writer living in Brisbane, Australia. Her son, Damian, was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of five. Josie has written several books on AS, as well as numerous fiction books for children and young adults under the name Josie Montano. She regularly gives seminars and talks on AS, and in 2009 was awarded the Parent/Carer Award in recognition of outstanding achievement by Autism Queensland, Australia. Margaret Carter is a behaviour change specialist. She works with children, families, educators and paraprofessionals within the care, education and therapy sectors in response to children's social, emotional and behavioural challenges. She is currently employed as a senior lecturer in Education at James Cook University, Singapore.
Foreword. 1. Overview. 2. Getting Organised - Science Themed. 3. Being Persistent - Music Themed. 4. Becoming Confident - Numeracy Themed. 5. Sociability - Creative Arts Themed. 6. Regulating Emotions - Sports Themed. 7. Attaining Independence - Literacy Themed. 8. Communicating Effectively - Technology Themed. 9. Relaxing and Energising - Cooking Themed. 10. Rights and Responsibilities - History Themed. Conclusion. References. Puzzle Solutions.
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