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A Toolkit of Activities for Fostering a Cohesive Classroom

By Ron M. Rubine. This compilation of four standards- and research-based, easy-to-implement activity modules and associated resources is designed to support educators in creating classrooms and campuses of empathy and cooperation. The multiconcept modules involve ideas such as communication, embracing fear, expanding comfort zones, altruism, and prejudice. For example, module 3 uses the "Hero's Journey" archetype to get students to examine their own experiences, identify turning points in their lives, and develop a sense of purpose, all to convey that all students are capable "protagonists" in their struggle with life. Each activity supplies an overview, objectives, vocabulary, complete procedures, handouts, debriefs, and extensions; a resources section collects discussion and collaboration guidelines, theoretical framework, and more. Grades 6–12. 8½" x 11". Interact. 215 pages. ©2011.

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