What Do You Stand For? For Teens

A Guide to Building Character
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 157542746X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Young people need guidance from caring adults to build strong, positive character traits—but they can also build their own. This book by the best-selling author of The Kid’s Guide to Social Action invites children and teens to explore and practice honesty, kindness, empathy, integrity, tolerance, patience, respect, and more. Quotations and background information set the stage. Dilemmas challenge readers to think about, discuss, and debate positive traits. Activities invite them to explore what they stand for at school, at home, and in their communities. True stories profile real kids who exemplify positive traits; resources point the way toward character-building books, organizations, programs, and Web sites.

What Do You Stand For? for Kids

A Guide to Building Character: Easy Read Comfort Edition
Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442950064
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 308
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Character Building Day by Day

180 Quick Read-Alouds for Elementary School and Home
Author: Anne D. Mather,Louise B. Weldon
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575428768
Category: Education
Page: 204
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In elementary schools across the country, teachers are expected to provide at least five minutes of character education each day. This book makes it easy to meet that requirement in a meaningful way. It includes 180 character vignettes—five for each of the 36 weeks in the school year—grouped by trait. Each features kids in real-life situations making decisions that reflect their character. Each is short enough to be read aloud; all can be used as starting points for discussion, to support an existing character education program, or as the basis for an independent program. An excellent tool for the classroom or the character-conscious home.

What Do You Really Want?

How to Set a Goal and Go for It! A Guide for Teens
Author: Beverly K. Bachel
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980998
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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Setting and sticking to goals can ease stress and anxiety, boost concentration, and make life more satisfying. This updated and revised edition of a trusted step-by-step guide helps teens articulate their goals and put them in writing, set priorities and deadlines, overcome obstacles, build a support system, use positive self-talk, celebrate successes, and more. Updated with new and inspiring stories from teens pursuing their goals, easy-to-use tips for setting and reaching goals, and information on using technology tools to aid in goal setting, the book also includes downloadable forms to use in goal-setting activities.

Everyday Leadership

Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success
Author: Mariam MacGregor
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575422123
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 140
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Written and experiential activities help teens discover their own leadership potential and develop skills that guide them to act responsibly and make a difference in the world around them. Teens gain a greater understanding of who they are, what matters to them, how that translates into leadership, and how leadership relates to everyday life. Written activities encourage reflection; "do something" activities call for commitment and action. Both enable teens to reach new levels of leadership. Created for use with Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens, this consumable guide also functions as a stand-alone resource for personal growth.

Talk with Teens about what Matters to Them

Ready-to-use Discussions on Stress, Identity, Feelings, Relationships, Family, and the Future
Author: Jean Sunde Peterson
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575423847
Category: Education
Page: 282
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All young people need a safe, supportive place to ?just talk? with caring peers and an attentive adult. Talk with Teens About What Matters to Them has been tested with thousands of teens in many kids of schools (plus community centers, churches and workshops). Its guided discussions are proven ways to reach out to young people and address their social and emotional needs. Teens gain self-awareness and self-esteem, practice problem solving and goal-setting, feel more in control of their lives and learn that they have much in common with one another. Introductory and background materials help all group leaders, including those with minimal experience, feel prepared and secure in their role. Sessions can be easily customized to best meet the needs of your group. Includes a CD-ROM with all the reproducible handouts from the book.

Developing Teen Leadership

A Practical Guide for Youth Group Advisors, Teachers and Parents
Author: Dan Appleman
Publisher: Desaware Publishing
ISBN: 9781936754007
Category: Education
Page: 230
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Not long ago, all it took to have a comfortable career was to do well in high school, get a college degree, and find a nice stable job. But the world is changing rapidly, and many of the nice stable jobs have moved to developing countries. Even a college degree is not the sure investment it once was. Good grades are not enough. But there remain endless opportunities for those with real leadership skills - regardless of career choice. Leadership skills are what you need to manage a team, to stand out as an employee, to start a business and to nail that interview. The skills required to inspire and motivate others, to communicate effectively, to take initiative, and to make and execute plans, are as important as a high grade point average (if not more so). But how do you teach these skills to teenagers? Parents, teachers, coaches, scoutmasters, youth counselors and advisors strive to do so every day - but often have limited training on how best to accomplish that goal. This book fills that gap. This is not an academic or theoretical book on youth leadership. It is a relentlessly practical guide on how to effectively guide teens to become leaders. It covers virtually every topic, issue and skill you need to know - and how to teach it. You'll even learn how to teach teen leaders to teach leadership skills to each other, thus helping them become even stronger leaders.

E Is for Ethics

How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values, and What Matters Most
Author: Ian James Corlett,R. A. Holt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416596550
Category: Education
Page: 128
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An award-winning television writer who has worked on such shows as Paddington Bear counsels parents on how to instill a sense of morality and fair play in children, sharing accessible stories about a brother and sister who learn such virtues as tact, empathy and understanding. Reprint.

Building Character with True Stories from Nature

Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426501
Category: Education
Page: 176
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This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.

Do You Know Who You Are?

Author: Megan Kaye
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465435166
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 192
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Packed with questionnaires, thoughtful activities, fascinating information, and psychological wisdom, DK's Do You Know Who You Are? is an enjoyable and insightful journey of self-discovery. Learn all about your skills, dreams, desires, fears, likes and dislikes, personality, and more with this new quiz book for young adults who want to discover more about themselves. Questions such as "What do my dreams mean?" "Am I saver or a spender?" and "What's my style decade?" are expertly answered in a format that offers endless fun for teenage girls with an interest in self-analysis and psychology.

Great Group Skits

50 Character-Building Scenarios for Teens
Author: Lynn Grasberg,Gina Oldenburg
Publisher: Search Inst
ISBN: 9781574822656
Category: Education
Page: 163
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Presents group activity and improvisation ideas for teenagers to help teach valuable life lessons as well as foster creativity, teamwork, and self-reliance.

Building Everyday Leadership in All Teens

Promoting Attitudes and Actions for Respect and Success
Author: Mariam G. MacGregor
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980432
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Every teen can be a leader. That’s because leadership is not just about taking the lead in big ways, but in everyday small things, too. The 21 sessions in this youth leadership curriculum guide teens to explore ethical decision-making, team-building, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk-taking, communication, creative thinking, and more. Choose the sessions that seem best for your class or group, or explore leadership skills through an entire school year. The revised and updated 2nd edition includes the Everyday Leadership Skills & Attitudes (ELSA) inventory, a leadership measurement tool, as well as reproducible handouts, evaluation tools, and exams. Access to digital content includes the reproducible handouts from the book, the student inventory of leadership skills and evaluation tools, and lots of bonus material. Requires use of the student book, Everyday Leadership.

Changing Kids' Lives One Quote at a Time

121 Inspirational Sayings to Build Character in Children
Author: Steve Reifman
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781105183164
Category: Education
Page: 136
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This book contains 121 inspirational sayings designed to bring out the best in children and develop lasting habits.

Stay Sweet

Author: Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481452347
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn’t complete without a trip to Meade Creamery—the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best for friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend Cate have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is “Head Girl” at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isn’t sure that stand can go on. That is, until Molly’s grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business…but Grady’s got some changes in mind…

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 103
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

The Values Book

Teaching 16 Basic Values to Young Children
Author: Pamela Byrne Schiller,Tamera Bryant
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876591895
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 167
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Young children learn best by doing, and that includes learning values. The Values Book is packed with easy activities, projects and ideas to help children learn values and build character, both individually and in groups. Each chapter addresses one of 16 different values, including understanding, patience and tolerance. After defining the value, each chapter begins with questions to help adults clarify what that value means to them. The perfect book to introduce and strengthen the teaching of values in any early childhood classroom or home.

How to Be a Bawse

A Guide to Conquering Life
Author: Lilly Singh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405929723
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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*Winner of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year!* The official debut book from YouTube phenomenon Lilly Singh. 'The ultimate no-nonsense manual for millennials how how to make it to the top' Marie Claire From actress, comedian and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh (aka Superwoman) comes the definitive guide to being a BAWSE - a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they've fought through it all and made it out the other side. Told in her hilarious, bold voice that's inspired over 9 million fans, and using stories from her own life to illustrate her message, Lilly proves that there are no shortcuts to success. WARNING: This book does NOT include hopeful thoughts, lucky charms, and cute quotes. That's because success, happiness and everything else you want in life needs to be fought for - not wished for. In Lilly's world, there are no escalators. Only stairs.


Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101558466
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. Look for CROSSED, the sequel to MATCHED, in Fall 2011! Watch a Video

Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying
Author: Naomi Drew,Christa Tinari
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631981609
Category: Education
Page: 256
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Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School focuses on positive and pro-social attitudes and behaviors that build a respectful and compassionate school environment, while also addressing the tough issues of prejudice, anger, exclusion, and bullying. Through role-playing, perspective-taking, sharing, writing, discussion, and more, students develop the insights and skills they need to accept differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, stop bullying among peers, and create a community of kindness in their classrooms and school. Based on survey data gathered by the authors from more than 1,000 students, the book’s research-based lessons are easy to implement and developmentally appropriate. Digital content includes student handouts from the book.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

Author: Ned Vizzini
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423141083
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 448
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Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life—which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job—Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.