Building Relationships Outdoors
Grade 6-Grade 12
"The Learn4Life (L4L) program at Gilson College
deliberately sets out to create a context that is
conducive to relationship development. The program
aims to develop self-confidence, independence, and responsibility by engaging students in real-life...
Fostering the Development of Empathy in the Classroom - A Strategic Response to the Problem of Bullying
"Describes the development of empathy within children and provides classroom-based interventions that will foster its development. The development of empathy is a complex process involving both cognitive and affective functioning and awareness. Various...
How Do You Break the Ice in CALM Class? Speed Dating!
Grade 9-Grade 12
An in-class experiment based on the concept of "speed dating" helps a class of juniors break past social barriers and talk to classmates they usually didn't interact with.
Jamaica's Blue Marker
Jamaica thinks her classmate Russell is a pest who is always getting into trouble. When she learns he will be moving away she comes to understand some of his behaviors and extends forgiveness to him.
Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien, focusing...
Grade 1-Grade 4
Molly and her family have moved to America from Russia. Her mother says they moved to find freedom. But the other kids in Molly's third grade class make fun of her accent and clothes and that doesn't seem like freedom at all.
At Thanksgiving everyone...
Mr Lincoln's Way
This picture book tells the story of Mr. Lincoln, a school principal is loved by all the students except for "Mean Gene", a troubled young bully who harbors racial prejudice against Mr. Lincoln. Mr. Lincoln is determined to find a way to reach Eugene...
Grade 1-Grade 6
A little girl offers a bright smile to a sad young man, setting in motion a chain of positive events which come full circle to bless her again. The book supports the goals of "The Pay It Forward Foundation" which has been established to educate and...
Grade 1-Grade 8
Jenny was bored, having done all there was to do in Grandfather's general store. When Jenny sees Sally Arnold walk past the store window she wonders about the things she has heard about Sally and how strange she is, collecting all kinds of junk for who knows...
Stellaluna is a baby bat, but, following an owl attack, she lives in a bird's nest with a bird family. There she learns bird ways until one day when she meets up with a bat who helps her to understand that bat ways are right for her while bird ways are right...
The Broken Bike Boy and the Queen of 33rd Street
Grade 3-Grade 6
Queen has been home-schooled for several years and is now in public school. Her father has instilled in her that she is a queen and she takes this idea with her to school. This causes difficulty with the other kids and her teachers. A new kid joins her class...
The Doorbell Rang - Daily Lesson Guide and Trade Book
NAD Pathways Grade 1 selection for Theme 5: Friends & Family. Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
The Friendship Factor
As chaplains we employ many tools to effect
life transformation through the working of the
Holy Spirit, but overlook the powerful tool of friendship with our students; friendship has the power to facilitate decisions that form the foundation for lifelong...
The Liberation of Gabriel King
Grade 5-Grade 8
Gabriel King is afraid of everything. His best friend and he set aside for their summer project the task of getting brave- overcoming their fears. Soon this project leads them, and their town to chose friendship and what is right over fears of the KKK. Highly...
The Secret School
Grade 3-Grade 6
When a country one-room school teacher is called away for the last few months of the school year and the school is closed, fourteen year old Ida decides to fill in so that students can continue their education and so that she and an older student can still...
What's Wrong with Timmy?
When eight year old Kate and her mother go to the park, Kate notices Timmy, a boy who looks and behaves differently from the other children she knows. Kate feels uneasy, but when her mom introduces her to Timmy the seeds of friendship are planted. Soon Kate...
When Pigs Fly
Grade 5-Grade 8
What a weird assignment! Each eighth grader in family living class must baby-sit an egg for two weeks. "Actually, caring for her new "baby" is the least of the troubles facing loyal, awkward Buddy. With her father unemployed, the family must...