Smile Inside

Smile Inside : Experiential Activities for Self-Awareness Ages 12-13

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During the middle years, young people benefit from developing self-awareness about their feelings, thinking, and behavior. This resource for ages twelve and thirteen provides a comprehensive social and emotional learning curriculum that will prepare them for the challenges of adolescence. In addition, select modules and activities can be used as prevention and intervention programs to counteract specific issues of bullying, self-destructive behaviors, social isolation, and apathy.

This practical handbook contains seventy-one valuable and fun activities with step-by-step instructions for teachers, youth workers, and counselors who work in schools, youth groups, and at camps. The following modules are explored: Icebreakers, Focus & Listening, Empathy & Respect, Self-Talk, Self-Exploration, Emotions & Coping, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Goal Setting, Group Dynamics, Esprit de Corps through Service Learning, and Culmination.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 9mm | 429g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 098951112X
  • 9780989511124
  • 2,423,904

About Vanessa Lee

About the Author: Vanessa Lee studied alternative methods of teaching at Ohio University where she fell in love with experiential and inquiry learning. In her varied roles in the fields of education and well-being, she has had the opportunity to test, further develop, and create activities that lead participants to have realizations about themselves and others. Vanessa’s passion for equipping young people with tools for leading happy and meaningful lives led her to facilitating courses, camps, and programs to meet the needs of today’s youth. She now focuses on developing resources and being a private service provider.
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