10 Things Every Leader MUST Know is our LEADERSHIP component. The curriculum was developed by educators and entrepreneurs to provide a practical and holistic approach to effective leadership. It is a contemporary self-empowerment guide for today’s ambitious youth. 10 Things utilizes experiential teaching and differentiated instruction methods to honor all learning styles and backgrounds. All activities are designed to enhance higher-order critical thinking by using the most current and research proven techniques. The 100-page workbook is divided into 13 lessons including: Pre and PostTest, engaging activities, a Journal, and even a Completion Certificate for each participant. (DVD included. Posters available.)
Bored of Education is our RELEVANCY component. When a young person asks, “Why should I go to school”, most of us find it difficult to provide a meaningful response. Bored of Education is the curriculum that parents, educators and youth have been looking for! It contains over 20 definitive reasons why students need to stay in (and graduate from) school. Finally, a book that says all the things we know and have been thinking, but haven’t found the right words to explain. It’s all here; and it’s written in such a practical manner, it simply makes SENSE! (Posters available.)
Keep It Moving (K.I.M) is our RESILIENCY component. It is a straight to the point curriculum/ instructional guide for the daily defense against life’s most common pitfalls. In a witty voice and upbeat pace, K.I.M. helps the reader more easily march forward through Trials and Tribulations onward to Triumph! Leap over problems, Bull-doze through failures, Smash negativity, Slide naysayers out the way, Grab the baton and continue towards your goals! The resilience techniques in Keep It Moving aid in anger management, overcoming challenges, stress/anxiety reduction, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Everything You Need to Know is our TRANSITION component. Unfortunately, there is a large gap between the THEORY we learn in school and the APPLICATION of that knowledge in the “real world”. Failure to transfer skills leads thousands of graduates every year to find themselves out of work or behind bars. Everything You Need To Know bridges this gap by providing the tips and techniques to better young people for the many challenges of real life. This curriculum is filled with all of those lessons we WISH we knew about the real world before we had to struggle through it and learn the hard way. Topics include: career readiness, money management, overcoming fear and disappointment, dealing with change, avoiding the trap AND MORE!
CURRICULUM LESSON GUIDE INFO:
Each Lesson Guide/ Intervention Kit is designed for quality intervention within Tier 1, 2, or 3 and includes:
Imagine: a HIGH RELEVANCY card game that promotes CRITICAL THINKING, REASONING, POSITIVE BEHAVIOR and LIFE SKILLS LEARNING all at once!
The MAKE A WAY activity card games contain of a deck of common real-life problems, as well as a deck of “life skill” solutions (strategies). Each game is designed for groups of 3-6 people. One person acts as the judge, the others are the players.
The point of the game is for the players to convince the judge that their “life skill” strategy is the best solution to the problem. Players must demonstrate that the card they play contains the best solution to the problem and convince the judge to choose it. After hearing all the responses, the judge must select the card that he/ she thinks is best. The person who played the selected card wins the round!
Watch your students and classroom come ALIVE as they engage in the “real talk” dialogue and debate! Imagine their excitement and enthusiasm as they attempt to win the rounds, meanwhile actually demonstrating a real and much deeper understanding of:
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Butterfly Tales is a compilation of motivating poems and stories of trials, tribulation and triumph for young ladies and the ones that care for them. Butterfly tales uses the life cycle of the butterfly as an analogy to illustrate real life issues our young women are faced with on a daily basis as they transition from childhood to womanhood.
Unpacking the Emotional Suitcase is a fully comprehensive activity guide designed to provide strategies to help individuals cope with emotional trauma and process the feelings that stem from those traumatic experiences. Unpacking the Emotional Suitcase can be used personally to help you achieve emotional success or professionally to facilitate the emotional development process of the population you serve.
The Student-Athlete Playbook shares vital information about who is and what is a student-athlete. The book also discusses how to grow and conduct yourself as a student-athlete. Parents, student-athletes, teachers, coaches, athletic directors, principals and superintendents will all find value in the inspiration and motivation of this book. The Student-Athlete Playbook aims to provide an outline of “life plays” that will absolutely help a student-athlete achieve their goals when they focus and put forth maximum effort to make it happen! The Student-Athlete Playbook is a game changer for student-athletes involved in sports across the board, and it encourages them to work towards achieving greatness in the classroom, in their respective sport and in everything that they do in life!
The Scholars Dollars are part of our PBIS incentive program. The bills (which look just like Monopoly money) are give to students who meet pre-selected academic or behavioral goals.