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Counsellors, parents and teachers will find this book to be one of the most unique thought-provoking practical and somewhat unconventional guides they've ever picked up. It is based on recent research that tells us that a person's grit (hard work, determination, perseverance) combined with good soft (social) skills are better predictors of future success than IQ grade point averages and standardised test scores. Although the book focuses on several serious topics it is filled with humour short stories and motivational quotes.
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G: Getting along with others
WINNER OF THE MOM'S CHOICE AWARD! Many children can relate to others stirring up drama or being overly dramatic themselves. In this story Drama Llama always stirred up trouble among her animal friends. She liked to spread rumours and gossip and start trouble between the other animals. Eventually the other animals catch on to who is starting all the rumours and they stop talking to the Drama Llama. She then becomes very sad and lonely until some of her former friends confront her about her behaviour. They let her... More info
*No refund on this item: Was: $29.90* *Reduced by 50% - Now $14.95* Living in such a reality based world it is difficult as educators and adult leaders to get through to some teens today. Letters from Prison is a riveting way to reach young people who are at high risk of getting into trouble or have already experienced some difficulty. These letters provide a real look at what happens when you make poor choices or act on impulses. The discussion questions that follow each letter help teens to... More info
The discouragement of the oppositional defiant youth is born out of years of experiencing disrespect and failure making poor choices and disregarding the rights and feelings of others. This book can be used to help these defiant young people to become more emotionally connected with school through the Native American lesson that all things are connected. We should strive to keep in a harmonious coexistence with everything in our natural environment. The interrelatedness of this philosophy can be used to help students reconnect to society to school and to... More info