Secular Stuff–Tweak At Will!
Surely you know that there are endless resources out there for designing super-charged lessons in self-awareness, character development, teamwork, communication and group building. For years I’ve been adapting ideas from these resources to work for my content, because they are often light-years ahead of traditional religion text resources in terms of high energy impact, multiple access points, and reaching every learner.
Here are many of my favorites. Blue indicates most used.
- 104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills Alanna Jones
- Character Education Book of Plays (Middle Grade Level) Judy Tuesdell Mecca
- Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom (Middle School Edition) Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Ann Unkovich
- From Sticky Notes to Dragon Boats: 20 Slightly Off-Kilter Activities for Middle School Jan Burgess
- I Did It Without Thinking: True Stories about Impulsive Decisions That Changed Lives Bob Hugel
- Improv Ideas: A Book of Games and Lists Justine Jones and Mary Ann Kelley
- More Team-Building Activities for Every Group Alanna Jones
- Quotes to Spark Discussion Susan Savion
- Quotes to Stretch Your Brain Susan Savion
- Team Challenge: 170 Group Activities to Build Cooperation, Communication, and Creativity Kris Bordessa
- The Creative Journal For Teens: Making Friend With Yourself Lucia Capaccione
- The Nuts and Bolts of Active Learning: Purposeful, Successful Strategies for Every Classroom (Middle Grades) Incentive Publications
- The wRECking Yard of Games and Activities Alanna Jones
- Treasure Chest II: Problem Solving Activities, Brain Stretchers, and Active Games Karynne L. M. Kleine
- Treasure Chest: Problem Solving Activities, Brain Stretchers, and Active Games Karynne L. M. Kleine
- What Do You Stand For? For Teens: A Guide to Building Character Barbara A. Lewis