preJUDGED Jamal - Diversity

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preJUDGED Jamal is the tenth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Jamal demonstrates ability to overcome barriers to learning (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 6). Jamal also fosters a sense of belonging in the school environment (ASCA Mindset 3). 

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:

A great song for the kids to sing together after sharing Jamal’s story. Turn it up and dance together for a brain break!

The Golden Rule
By Ilene Cooper
Happy in Our Skin
By Fran Manushkin
The Skin You Live In
By Michael Tyler
The Name Jar
By Yangsook Choi
The Other Side
By Jacqueline Woodson

Where is the LOVE?

Jack and Jim: Picture Book
By Kitty Crowther
The Crayon Box that Talked
Random House Books for Young Readers

Do you know how to make an apology if needed?

By Alex Gino
Symptoms of Being Human
By Jeff Garvin
By Trudy Ludwig

A story about a gender fluid life.


GRADES 3-6rebecca wells