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. Volume XIII Number 1 . . . . September 1, 2006
User-friendly discussion generator that offers students grades 6 – 12 the chance to voice opinions and ideas while growing in tolerance, understanding and self-confidence.
Full of stimulating questions, Let’s Talk! helps kids explore over 45 topics of current issues – including School, Dating and Survival, and Work, War and the Media. This book is a valuable resource to teachers and student group leaders that is fun and encourages individual groups of students to think, discuss and learn.
LET'S TALK! is available from jjohnnypress.com where there are lots of other classroom resources available such as "A Classroom Teacher's Emergency Lesson Plans"; "A Teacher's Notebook"; "Classroom Jukebox 1 and 2"; and "Reel Talk 1 and 2."
The book begins with different ways you can use the book:
Chapter 1: Talking about You
Chapter 2: Talking about Couples
In “Let’s talk about Love,” the section goes to the core of what many young people are looking for: intimacy. It asks young people: Is love our strongest emotion? What evidence would you offer? Can a person live without love? What is the opposite of love? What questions would you ask about hate or apathy?
Chapter 3: Talking about the Inside
Chapter 4: Talking about Outside
Chapter 5: Talking about Daily Life
Chapter 6: Talking about the Arts
1. You’re watching TV with your family and a documentary about heroin addiction is about to come on. Your 11 year old son and your five year old daughter both say they want to watch it.
2. Lorelei lands on a planet that has never heard music.
Chapter 7: Talking about the Modern World
Chapter 8: Talking about the Past, Present & Future
Talking to teenagers can be a frightening experience for an inexperienced teacher or youth leader. This discussion book of over 40 topics is a tool that anyone working with youth should have in their library. The questions can be used as listed in the book, but there is also room to build on these questions, based on the response from your students. Enjoy getting to know your youth better and allowing them space to build a better relationship with their peers.
LET'S TALK! is available from my website jjohnnypress.com (along with my six other titles.)
Stephanie Yamniuk, a former English teacher of grades 10 and 12, is the Prairie Regional Director for UNICEF Canada.
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