An essential resource for helping students in grades 1-6 learn how to overcome irrational beliefs, negative feelings, and the negative consequences that may result.
This revision is packed with 105 creative and easy-to-do activities. The activities include games, stories, role plays, writing, drawing, and brainstorming. Each activity is identified by grade level and categorized into one of five important topic areas: Self-Acceptance; Feelings; Beliefs and Behavior; Problem Solving and Decision Making; and Interpersonal Relationships. Thinking, Feeling, Behaving is an emotional education curriculum based on the principles of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
This resource can be used in classroom or small group settings. Reproducible forms and student handouts which appear in the book are available for download.
“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, Communiqué, National Association of School Psychologists Newsletter
“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
“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 done a really marvelous job of providing a solid and challenging basis for primary prevention in emotional education.”
—Robert A. Harper, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
“This is a fascinating book, filled with creative ideas designed to further children’s mental health.”
—Geraldine S. Pearson, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing