A collection of 24 hard-hitting workshop sessions for staff and student development that addresses some of the real concerns and agendas of today's teens, such as knife crime.
Containing controversial yet relevant content, Tough Issues, Tough Choices is a comprehensive, photocopiable handbook for facilitating discussion on the issues, problems and concerns of teenagers in today’s increasingly diverse and complex society.
Many teaching and learning resources rarely reflect or mirror young peoples’ real-life experiences. This resource is different in that it was built with the help of real teens and addresses hard-hitting issues which commonly affect them using language and themes that will really appeal. It aims to improve student performance, reduce conflicts, disciplinary problems, and truancy by helping students question their values and behaviours. It fulfils many objectives of the KS3-4/PSHE curriculum, and aims to promote the development of emotional literacy, equal opportunities and social justice.
Broken down into three sections which cover social, emotional and behavioural issues, topics tackled include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Conflict management and prevention
- Loss and bereavement
- Offending behaviours
- Peer pressure
- Respecting differences
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Sexual behaviours and sexual health
- Teenage pregnancy
- Valuing yourself
Based entirely around role-plays, each of the 24 scenario-based sessions comprise of evaluation forms, an image-based discussion starter, discussion questions and homework sheets. All contained materials are fully editable via the included CD Rom. This resource is essential for young people, including those who are disaffected and low achieving, by imparting important life skills and improving social and emotional skills leading ultimately to a happier, healthier and more successful future.