Being Yourself Series
Behavior Management and Assessment (ages 12-16)
Macha and Charlene
Teach adolescents the behavior-skills they will need for success in today's challenging school and work environments!
A behavior management and assessment program for young teens. Develops self-regulation skills for working successfully with others.
This energetic program provides ten one-hour lessons that guide young people toward improved personal responsibility for behavior in group situations. The program focuses on building self-awareness and helping young people develop empathy and self-regulation skills when interacting with others. The lessons identify behavior strengths and weaknesses, what factors motivate personal choices, and the importance of understanding and respecting individual differences. The program is especially effective for middle school or early high school teens that are adjusting to a new environment or must demonstrate teamwork. The Instructor’s Guide includes activity materials, reproducible masters, and a CD for instructional purposes. Ready-to-teach curriculum.
Currently being used as an effective orientation for students entering High School
Success in Relationships
Whether you are an educator, mentor, parent, youth group leader, or work with you in any other way, we look forward to identifying how we can support you in fulfilling your vision and achieving your goals.
One of the greatest barriers to successful interpersonal relationships is the inability to understand and accept individual differences. Developing the ability to appreciate and adapt to different styles of human behavior can have important benefits. Acquiring the necessary skills for establishing healthy interpersonal relationships early in life can significantly influence the quality of one's relationships throughout a lifetime.
For many years, business and industry have supported people-skills training for employees in order to enhance quality and worker satisfaction, and increase productivity. The DiSC® Classic Personal Profile System, a behavior assessment instrument based on the DiSC® Dimensions of Behavior model and researched and developed by Inscape Publishing, Inc., has been one of the most successful tools used for this purpose. Using DiSC Classic, individuals gain a more in-depth understanding of self and how to relate more effectively with one another. Adults who have participated in training based on the DiSC Dimensions of Behavior model consistently report that they feel more confident in their ability to experience success in relationships.
Positive interpersonal skills can be learned at any age. The same concepts and principles that have helped adults gain insight into their inter-relational behaviors have been adapted in the BEING YOURSELF® Curriculum. The curriculum uses the I-Sight®self-learning instrument. This instrument, printed within each participant workbook, is based on the Dimensions of Behavior model and was developed by Inscape Publishing, Inc. for use with adolescents.
Young people who participate in the BEING YOURSELF Curriculum series will develop a better understanding of how they relate to others and different situations. They will learn how to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and how individuals with various behavior patterns relate with one another. This learning will provide a basis for developing useful interpersonal skills that can be applied at home, in school, at work, and throughout life.
The curriculum specifically focuses on developing enhanced self-awareness and self-management competencies as well as laying a foundation for improved social skills. It is hoped that young people will gain a realistic perspective of self as well as a greater understanding and tolerance for those who are different from them.
The BEING YOURSELF Curriculum has been written as ten one-hour lessons that can be taught in a regular classroom or in a small-group setting. If desired, the lessons may be expanded by: 1) incorporating additional appropriate materials that support the intent and content of the curriculum, or 2) allowing additional time for discussion of lesson topics that are of particular interest to the participants.
The curriculum materials address important and timely concepts that can be easily applied to everyday life. Exercises are presented for developing self-awareness, improving communication skills, and encouraging honesty and integrity in relationships. The group activities are organized around a variety of teaching techniques that engage the participants in active learning. All lessons are appropriate for mixed or same-gender groups. Each of the lessons addresses a specific area of learning that leads to a better understanding of how individual differences can be used for maximum benefit.
Through a combination of hands-on activities, small group discussions and reflections, The BEING YOURSELF® Curriculum takes the participants through a process of self-discovery. Using the results of the I-Sight® self-assessment instrument, participants identify their personal strengths and weaknesses and begin to understand how individuals with various behavior patterns relate with one another. These insights provide a basis for developing valuable interpersonal skills needed throughout life to experience greater success at home, school, in the community, and in workplace situations.
The BEING YOURSELF Curriculum focuses on developing enhanced self-awareness and self-management competencies, as well as laying a foundation for improved social skills. Participants begin to gain a more realistic perspective of self as well as a greater understanding and appreciation of others. The curriculum presents important and timely concepts that can immediately be transferred into actions applied to everyday life.
While the curriculum is designed for presentation as ten 1-hour lessons, the facilitator has the flexibility to present the lessons in a format that meets scheduling needs as well as the needs of the participant group. The ten lessons can be presented over a series of consecutive days, with one or more lessons in a single day, or over a period of several weeks.
Exercises are presented for developing self-awareness, improving communication skills, and encouraging honesty and integrity in relationships. Group activities are organized around a variety of teaching techniques that engage the participants in active learning.
The BEING YOURSELF TM curriculum uses I-Sight®, a self-assessment instrument, that is based on William Marston's DiSC Dimensions of Behavior model. The participants use this model to identify the degree to which they most naturally exhibit each of four dimensions of behavior:
D - Direct & Active S - Steady and Cooperative
i - Interested & Lively C - Concerned and Correct
I-Sight is a researched instrument that is based on William Marston's DiSC Dimensions of Behavior model. The I-Sight research report is available for you to download.
The purpose of the BEING YOURSELF Curriculum is to help young people improve their current level of interpersonal functioning and to develop skills that will have long-lasting, positive results for successful life relationships. The stated goals of the curriculum are:
- to help individuals understand, accept, and value differences in behavioral tendencies,
- to understand how personal behaviors affect one's relationship with others, and
- to help individuals recognize the importance of adjusting one's behaviors to meet the needs of other people and situations.
It is hoped that experiencing this curriculum will allow the participants to experience greater success in life.
- Step 1: Getting Buy-In
- Lesson 1: Purpose & Goals/Who's Who
- Lesson 2: Pair & Share
- Step 2: Encouraging Involvement & Equipping Them to Honestly Assess Selves
- Lesson 3: Motivation, More on Motivation and The Four Why's
- Lesson 4: Perspective, More on Perspective
- Lesson 5: Another Perspective
- Step 3: Developing Ownership of Their Behaviors
- Lesson 6: Dimensions of Behavior
- Step 4: Establishing a Framework for Relating with Others
- Lesson 7: Common Knowledge
- Step 5: Accepting Self (Being Yourself®)
- Lesson 8: Strengths & Weaknesses
- Lesson 9: Overusing our Strengths, What Now?
- Lesson 10: Affirming our Strengths, Giving Positive Feedback
The BEING YOURSELF Participant Workbook contains complete course materials for one participant. The I-Sight self assessment is printed within the workbook.
BEING YOURSELF Participant Workbook
| Being Yourself Instructor Kit
Includes one Instructor Manual and one Participant Workbook (complete with I-Sight® self-assessment instrument). The Instructor's Manual is a three-ring binder containing various instructional strategies, activities, discussion questions for each of the ten lessons, reproductible overhead transparency masters and participant name tent card master. You will also receive a cd-rom with two overhead transparency master PowerPoint® files to support your presentation.
one-hour lessons of BEING YOURSELFTM
infused into any established curriculum or youth program to improve group
learning and cooperation.
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of Inscape Publishing, Inc.