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Guidance Mini-Lessons: 25 Power-Packed Activities to Engage Student - SINGLE USER

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Grades K-6

What You Will Learn:

Need quick ideas to supplement your class lessons?  Or brief activities to build skills with individual students?  Or short discussion starters for small group counseling?

This 90-minute webinar with best-selling author Diane Senn will focus on brief, but power-packed activities that will capture students' attention and provide high-potential opportunities for learning.

Based upon her book, Guidance Mini-Lessons, Diane will demonstrate hands-on — using PowerPoint®, audio and webcam — how counselors and teachers can use tangible objects, visuals and fun to provide K-6 students with new skills, values and insights.  Lessons include:

LEARNING THROUGH EVERYDAY OBJECTS

  • The Combination to Unlocking Your Success (individual plan)
  • Block the Burn of Teasing (teasing)
  • Guided By Your Internal Compass (decision making)
  • Predictive Powers of Problem Solving (problem solving)
  • Top 3 Counseling Uses of a Crayon (service learning, feelings, respecting differences)
  • 5 Counseling Techniques from a Lunch Bag (introductions, bullying, OK signal, bright ideas, memory bag)
  •  Beach Ball Buzz (character, study skills, anger management, self concept)

CANDY LAND OF LESSONS

  • Be a "Smartie" with Good Behavior (behavior choices)
  • You're a Starburst® (self-concept)
  • The Lifesaver Plan (stress)
  • The Dud in Milk Duds (mistakes)
  • LEARNING THROUGH REFLECTION WRITING
    • Bug Off!  (problem-solving)
    • Shred the Bad Attitude (attitude)
    • Character Continues (character)
    • Good Deed Journal (caring)

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! — ROLE PLAYS FOR LEARNING

  • Blast Off Into the Future (career)
  • Fashion Show — Modeling Today's Careers (career)
  • Respect for Authority (respect)
  • Student Baggage (teacher activity)

POSTER POWER OF LEARNING

  • Growing from Mistakes (mistakes)
  • Bright Attitude (attitude)
  • A Friend Is...(friendship)

These brief, easy-to-use activities can be expanded upon, streamlined, or combined with other activities to be used in individual counseling, small groups, class lessons — and in some cases schoolwide through assemblies or morning announcements.

Who Should Attend:

  • School Counselors
  • Counselors in Agencies and Private Practice
  • Teachers
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Social Workers (all levels)
  • Community-based Youth Workers
  • After-School Program Coordinators
  • At-Risk Coordinators

You Will Also Receive:

To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

About the Presenter:

Diane Senn, Ed.S., NBCT has authored some of the world's best-selling materials for elementary counselors. Conference attendees rave about Diane's presentations, citing them as exceptionally practical and insightful. She continues to gain fresh practical insights from her work as a school counselor at the elementary/middle school level, where her guidance program has been nationally recognized as an exemplary model. Diane's best-selling books include Spectacular Guidance Activities for Kids, Bullying in the Girl's World, Small Group Counseling and Creative Approaches for Counseling Individual Children. She is co-author of Puzzle Pieces: The Classroom Guidance Connection, "Bee" Your Best with Character Ed and Coping with Conflict. Diane has just released two new books: Guidance Mini-Lessons and The Treasure.