Direct Dalia - Gossip

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Direct Daiia is the fourth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Dalia encourages advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary (ASCA Behavior - Social Skillsl Standards 8 & 9). Anna also fosters Self-confidence in ability to succeed (ASCA Mindset 2).

Powerful You Intermediate Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1. Breathe and Stretch before every lesson. Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind. Kids love the breathing ball.

2. Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3. Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4. Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5. Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign. Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness.

6. Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book. You are more powerful than you know!

7. Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

8. See more resources below.

Smart Sharks: Don't Drown in Drama Card Game
Franklin Learning Systems

Girls will learn to develop healthy relationships, enhance their communication skills and discover that they can make a positive difference in the world. 

By Carol Miller
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This story will help children see the value in giving a compliment instead of gossiping.   Children can practice giving oral compliments by saying the person's name, the behavior they appreciate and how it affected them.   

Trouble Talk
By Trudy Ludwig
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She Said What About Me?
By Karen Dean
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The Drama Llama
By Susan Bowman
Stop the Drama Thumball
GRADES 3-6rebecca wells