At the time they enter school, boys start to get messages about what it means to be a “big boy” and how bad it is to be a “baby,” a “wimp” or even a “little boy.” As a result, some boys become aggressive toward other children –a serious classroom problem. Teachers can use this as a teachable moment to help boys learn the words for feelings. Boys can learn about “caring power” as well as the power of friendship, the joy of active play and the rewards of working together to work out problems. To understand young boys better and be ready to use these teachable moments, teachers can take the workshop “Teach Words for Feelings”. Mapping the relationships in the classroom and in the boys’ lives, we understand them better and can reach them to help them say what they feel and work toward being productive members of the group.
The target audience is Grade 1-5 teachers and care workers and/or parents. It is typically 2 to 4 hours.
For more information, contact Georgia Sassen, Executive Director, at info@brikontheweb or (978) 456-7366.