by Michelle Garcia Winner
for ages 8-13
Buying Tip: How many times have you heard “I’m bored”? “I’m bored” points to a skills deficit and this poster is a great way to teach the skills needed to understand expected and unexpected behaviour.
We all get bored from time to time, and an important life skill to teach our students is how to handle boredom when participating in a group. Humour can be a welcome teaching vehicle for students, and this poster infuses humour into concrete information that helps students learn about the expected and unexpected behaviours related to boredom. With the support of the poster, teachers can engage in more-explicit real-life discussions about the social challenges students experience when they get bored and how to deal with them. It also provides an opportunity to talk about the challenges teachers and students face together in a group learning situation where people can have different interests.
While teachers cannot prevent students from experiencing boredom, they can encourage students to be bored in a more “expected” way. Parents also find this concept very useful for situations in the home and community!
- For: Parents and professionals
- Ages: 8-13
- Published: 2014
- Publisher: Think Social Publishing, Inc
- Format: Poster, 914.40 mm x 609.60 mm or 36″ x 24″
- Item: 9781936943395