Help young people to a more accurate awareness of self, to be clearer about their life goals and to make a start on achieving these, students will gain a clearer self-identity and a greater control over their lives.
Our chances of being successful in life and achieving life goals are increased when we perceive ourselves accurately. Knowledge of self is not easy and young people's perception of themselves, their behaviours and the consequences of these behaviours are often inaccurate.
Your Choice is a complete, easy-to-use course of PSHE activities and strategies, with accompanying photocopiable master worksheets. It is designed for Personal and Social Skills lessons or active tutorial work, based on experiential learning methods. The exercises are flexible enough to be dipped into as a component of a Health Education, Religious Education, or English course. For young people Your Choice provides a secure and stimulating framework within which they can consider their attitudes and behaviour, and develop more mature insights into their own personalities and their interaction with others.
Each handbook represents about a term's work on a specific aspect of personal skills development and each chapter provides a structures lesson plan, and suggestions for further work. Self-Awareness helps students to perceive themselves more accurately, to be clearer about life goals and to make a start in achieving them. Through this process it is hoped that students will gain a clearer self-identity and a greater control over their lives.
Authors Shay & Margaret McConnon spent 15 years in special education, teaching young people who had emotional and behavioural difficulties. They developed programmes to enhance the self-worth of these students and to improve their social skills. The Your Choice books are best sellers in their field and continue to form the basis for many PSHE programmes across the English-speaking world.
'Your Choice Series is a valuable resource, which can be used with flexibility – large chunks or single activities can be used with equal success' Tracy Hollyhead, Social Inclusion Facilitator, Telford & Wrekin Council Sensory Inclusion Service.
1 Yesterday 2 Today 3 This Is Me! 4 Make A Bid! 5 Discotheque 6 Is This Me? 7 Tomorrow 8 Liked – Disliked 9 Where Am I Going? 10 Steps To My Goals 11 Achieving My Goals 12 The Life Game 13 How Have We Got On?