Module One - Overview of Lesson Plans
Overview and Purpose
The aim of Module Six is to provide facilitators with an overview of the ten lessons in the program.
To understand the lesson structure and sequence
To know the key concepts of each lesson
To understand the background knowledge of each lesson
To be able to confidently deliver the ten lessons in the program
Structure of the Program
It is important to follow the lesson structure and sequence. Each lesson is comprehensive and detailed with specific terminology explained in ‘child friendly’ terms. Each lesson builds upon the learning from the previous lessons. The social development component of the program requires the skills and knowledge from the first six lessons on emotional development.
Each lesson includes the following:
Based on the Personal and Social Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum. The key ideas for Personal and Social Capabilities are organised into four interrelated elements in the learning continuum including self-management, self-awareness, social- management and social awareness.
Clearly describes what students should know, understand, and be able to do as a result of the learning and teaching activities.
Key vocabulary that will help students to expand their knowledge on the topic.
Resources required for the activities in the lesson.
Key information about the content and techniques taught in the lesson.
Sequence of activities to teach the key concepts and skills in the lesson.
Starting in Lesson 2 each lesson begins with practising a gratitude attitude. This simple activity encourages mindfulness and also is training students to be positive. Gratitude is a fundamental component of mindfulness. Mindfulness can improve emotional regulation and cognitive focus as well as improve attention. Being mindful also helps students to calm down when they are upset and to make better decisions.
Preparing for Each Lesson
It is important to prepare for each lesson by reading through the lesson plan and familiarising yourself with the content of each lesson. It is important that all resources are made and ready to use for the lesson. Some resources require cutting, printing and laminating. Ensure all books and resources are purchased prior to offering the program.