Kids' Own Wisdom is a ready-to-use, beautifully designed set of large format, double sided, color illustrations that show contrasting images of a wide variety of familiar, yet appropriately challenging situations.
No lectures are involved. Instead, peer group discussions based on relevant, yet not-so-predictable lists of open-ended questions engage students interest, sharpen their attention and expand their awareness about other people and the world around them.
Respected research and brain science confirm that humans are 'hard-wired' at birth to empathize. What we also know from brain science is that innate 'hard-wiring' must be activated and exercised in meaningful and genuinely respectful ...
LIFE SKILLS - CRITICAL THINKING - PROBLEM SOLVING Peer Group Discussion RESOURCES for ages 4-12.
Reduces behavior problems (bullying, selfish tendencies, inconsideration). Increases self-motivated behavior improvements (empathy, fairness, responsibility).
Enhances sense of belonging and community. Diminishes sense of isolation.
• Because even though lectures, memorized responses, games, puppets, songs and 'time-outs' have their place in educating kids to make the kinds of choices that will improve their lives ... a different approach is required for true 'ownership' of the social skills they need.
• Because kids are smart. They know and understand much more than they sometimes act like they know, and getting them to "own & live" what they know is relatively simple when they receive consistent opportunities to share their understanding and express what they know - in their own words.
• Because the world needs responsible, self-motivated, creative and collaborative problem solvers.
• Because long-term success requires that people ...