Drama Free Tweens with CD
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|Grades 5-8| A Group Manual for “Sassy” Preteen Girls – In today’s world, many girls get noticed because their personalities are bold and outgoing. These girls, referred to as “sassy” girls, may often behave in a dramatic manner. Most “sassy” girls get noticed because of their strong, confident, and energetic personalities, which is awesome! But girls need to be aware if the attention they are receiving is positive or negative.
The purpose of the Drama-Free Tweens group manual is not to take away their spirited sassiness, but to teach tween girls practical coping strategies. By teaching girls how to express and accept themselves and communicate more effectively, their “sass” can be channeled into positive energy that helps girls to succeed in relationships and in school. The program consists of 10 sessions:
- Lesson 1: Meeting the “Cast”
- Lesson 2: Expressing Feelings
- Lesson 3: Express Yourself
- Lesson 4: Self-Esteem
- Lesson 5: Embracing Me
- Lesson 6: Positive Vs. Negative Attention
- Lesson 7: Parents Matter
- Lesson 8: Setting Goals
- Lesson 9: Create a Drama-Free Plan
- Lesson 10: Bringing It All Together
Girls who completed this 10-session small group exhibited less behavior infractions, increased levels of motivation, more proactive instead of reactive behaviors, a willingness to seek help from the counselor to avoid drama-infused situations, and more positive outlooks in school. Includes ASCA Standards. The CD includesPDF files withcolorful reproducible activity sheets and six 11 x 17 printable posters. Level 1 Whiteboard compatible.
Posted by Latoya Anderson on Aug 9th 2016
I was introduced to Drama Free Tweens at the Alabama Counseling Conference in Huntsville, 2014. I was in Awe the moment Mrs. Poindexter began to share highlights of her book. She even got counselors involved, so I could only imagine how engaged the girls would be intrigued. I have met with over 5 groups using this activity book and it certainly makes life easy for me! I keep it as a close resource. I HOPE she will consider doing more. I also have my own Mentoring group and use several of the activities in isolation. I invited Mrs. Poindexter to meet with my girls and she didn't hesitate. The catchy phrase it's okay to be sassy, but classy will forever be engraved in my girls mind. Thank you Mrs. Poindexter for being an advocate for our youth!
Amazing resource for preteen girls!!
Posted by Erica Jordan-Thomas on Jul 6th 2016
As a middle school principal, I can say this resource had a profound impact on young girls! Engage, fun and relevant!
Posted by Antwaunnet Reed on Jun 17th 2016
I was one of the sassy Tweens and I loved doing the Drama Free Tween rap, so much fun! This book rocks
Drama Free Tweens
Posted by Gayla Love on Jun 17th 2016
I would recommend this book to any educator! My Tweens had a blast doing these fun activities!
No more drama!
Posted by Kimberly Thomas on Jun 17th 2016
I have truly enjoyed Using "Drama Free Tweens" with the sassy Tweens I work with. The activities were easy to follow and I would recommend this book to any educator looking for activities to channel their sassy Tweens negative energy into positive energy.