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    Literature in the English/Language Arts curriculum provides an excellent starting point for classroom discussions about managing thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Using the characters in literature as examples, you can start students thinking about how the skillful management of feelings, thoughts, and behavior can lead to more positive outcomes in daily life.

    A natural next step from examining how the characters in literature manage thoughts, feelings, and behavior is to progress to encouraging students to reflect on their own experiences. These lessons offer strategies for students to more effectively manage their thoughts and feelings, consider othersí perspectives, resolve conflicts with others, and make good choices even when feelings run high.

    These lesson plans are designed for a team teaching approach, involving English/Language Arts in collaboration with adjustment counselors, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and other mental health clinicians.

    How to Use These Materials

    You can use the lesson plans to:

    • Help students develop skills to recognize and overcome counterproductive thinking and behavior patterns in themselves and others
    • Incorporate evidence-based strategies for self-reflection, self-calming, and conflict resolution into the classroom, thereby promoting emotional well-being
    • Collaborate with colleagues across disciplines to proactively provide effective methods to students for easing emotional stress at home and at school

    Assigned readings for students are drawn from Brain Driverís Education: Operatorís Guide to Using Your Brain to Get Where You Want to Go. Each lesson is paired with a corresponding thematic unit in the Operatorís Guide.

    The lesson plans can be used for analyzing virtually any piece of literature depicting characters facing emotional situations and interpersonal conflict. We encourage you to tailor the lesson plans for use with any literature of your choosing, and for this reason the lesson plans and student activity handouts are provided in easily modified format. You can use the four lessons either as a unit or individually.

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    The Evidence Base

    These lessons and readings, which were developed by a team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, educators, and parents, draw from widely accepted, evidence-based therapies and approaches for achieving mind/body wellness and healthy interpersonal relationships, including the following sources:

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Beck, Judith S. and Beck, Aaron T. Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond. New York: The Guilford Press, 1995.

    Beck, Aaron T., Rush, A. John, Shaw, Brian F., and Emery, Gary. Cognitive Therapy of Depression. New York: The Guilford Press, 1979.

    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

    Linehan, Marsha M. Skills Training for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder. New York: The Guilford Press, 1993.

    Collaborative Problem Solving

    Greene, Ross W. Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them. New York: Scribner, 2009.

    Greene, Ross W. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children. New York: Harper Paperbacks, Revised and Updated 2010.

    Nature, Nurture, and the Brain

    Siegel, Daniel J. The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are. New York: The Guilford Press, 2001.

    Mind/Body Techniques

    Benson, Herbert and Klipper, Miriam Z. The Relaxation Response. New York: Harper Paperbacks, Revised and Updated 2000.

 
   
 
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