What's the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Programme For Primary Students by Mark Le MessurierWhat's the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Programme For Primary Students by Mark Le Messurier

What's the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Programme For Primary Students

byMark Le Messurier, Madhavi Nawana ParkerEditorMark Le Messurier

Paperback | April 28, 2011

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Some children, for all manner of reasons, struggle to make friends and fit in socially.What's the Buzz?is a unique sixteen-lesson social skills enrichment programme designed to explicitly teach children how to think and relate to others in social situations.

This lively, highly practical role-play and play-based programme targets everyday themes: how to greet, make and keep friends, fit in, read one's own emotions, read the feelings of others, deal with competition and cope with worry, frustration and disappointment more constructively. Based on an extensive body of research believed to stimulate social thinking and accomplish powerful outcomes,What's the Buzz?is:

  • Sequenced ' it follows a logical breakdown of each skill
  • Active ' it uses role-plays and rehearsal with feedback
  • Focused ' it dedicates time solely towards teaching a specific skill
  • Explicit ' it teaches a specific social/emotional skill each session.

The programme has proven wide appeal to teachers, counsellors, psychologists, teacher assistants, support staff and parent volunteers in schools. While tailored for small specific groups of children, it also has a broader multi-purpose scope with larger mainstream classes. Each lesson also includes extensive notes offering parents and teachers handy ideas to reinforce the themes presented.

This book is complemented by the websitewww.whatsthebuzz.net.auwhich offers online training modules and wealth of other resources..

Mark Le Messurieris an educator, counsellor, author and conference presenter. He works in private practice and in schools supporting teachers and students, and is a recipient of the prestigious Australian National Excellence in Teaching Award. www.marklemessurier.com.auMadhavi Nawana Parkeris a behaviour consultant in private practice ...
Title:What's the Buzz?: A Social Skills Enrichment Programme For Primary StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415583829

ISBN - 13:9780415583824

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Table of Contents

About the Authors  A quick guide to the games  Introduction  Practical considerations for implementation as a small group initiative or a whole class strategy  Photocopiable and Online Resources  Lesson 1: meeting people and exiting  Lesson 2: getting attention  Lesson 3: following instructions  Lesson 4: being friendly  Lesson 5: competition, winning and losing  Lesson 6: identifying feelings  Lesson 7: feelings; the warning signs  Lesson 8: feelings and thinking positively  Lesson 9: feelings; ideas to create wellbeing  Lesson 10: empathy, responding to others  Lesson 11: handling worry  Lesson 12: dealing with disappointment  Lesson 13: responding to bullying behaviours Lesson 14: the connecting art of conversation  Lesson 15: learning to 'fit in'  Lesson 16: giving and receiving compliments  References