What’s the Buzz? is an internationally renowned series of programmes designed to help children and young people develop social and emotional awareness. Now available in a revised second edition, What’s the Buzz for Primary Students is a sixteen-lesson programme targeting everyday social challenges faced by primary aged children, such as peer pressure and bullying style behaviours; competition and handling disappointment; feelings and wellbeing and self-awareness. Each lesson is designed around the SAFE criteria (Sequenced; Active; Focused; Explicit) and includes:
- A new and beautifully illustrated ‘Archie’ story, in which the popular character faces a new and relatable social challenge
- A series of lively and exciting games and activity suggestions
- Role-plays and discussion points so that children can put their skills into practice in a supportive environment
Having already proven to appeal to teachers and support staff, counsellors and psychologists worldwide, this resource is suitable for anybody looking to enrich the social lives of children. Resources and training modules to support this book can be found on the website www.whatsthebuzz.net.au.
Table of Contents
List of Photocopiable and Online Resources A Quick Guide to the Games About the Authors Acknowledgements Introduction Lesson 1. Meeting people and exiting Lesson 2. Seeking attention Lesson 3. Peer pressure; when to follow and when to go your own way Lesson 4. Being Friendly Lesson 5. Competition; winning and losing with style Lesson 6. Feelings; yours, mine and everyone’s Lesson 7. Feelings and the warning signs Lesson 8. Feelings and thinking positively Lesson 9. Feelings and Wellbeing Lesson 10. Empathy Lesson 11. Anxiety - name it and work with it Lesson 12. Handling Disappointment Lesson 13. Bullying and bullying-styled behaviours; dealing with them Lesson 14. The connecting ART of conversation Lesson 15. Self-awareness: building emotional intelligence and identity Lesson 16. The value of giving encouraging feedback
Mark Le Messurier is a teacher, counsellor, author, public speaker and coach to young people and their parents. Mark can always be contacted at [email protected]
Madhavi Nawana Parker is a child and teen development specialist, author and public speaker who teaches social emotional literacy, resilience and positive thinking. Find her at http://www.positivemindsaustralia.com.au.