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Ch 2: Teaching Life Skills Lesson Plans & Resources

About This Chapter

This engaging chapter enables you to teach life skills lessons with confidence. Entertaining lessons offer fantastic instructional tips and strategies that can improve your teaching methods, classroom environment and students' learning outcomes.

Teaching Life Skills Lesson Plans & Resources - Chapter Summary

If you are looking for resources to help improve your ability to teach life skills in the classroom, this short chapter can help! Explore the concept of a life skills classroom and acquire ideas you can use to set up and manage this type of classroom on a daily basis. Also, find out which materials are best for teaching life skills lessons.

This chapter is completely customizable, enabling you to select any resources to review in your sequence of choice. Access them in the classroom, at home or anywhere you can secure an Internet connection. All resources are available around-the-clock to ensure you can gain insights whenever your schedule permits.

How It Helps

  • Creates time for lesson planning: Utilizing the resources in this chapter reduces research time so that you have more time to plan quality lessons.
  • Enhances the class environment: This chapter offers classroom set up ideas to ensure the environment always reflects and enhances your life skills lessons.
  • Strengthens student learning: Acquiring important information about the life skills classroom ensures you have the knowledge and skills needed to maximize your students' learning outcomes.

Skills Covered

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of the life skills classroom
  • Utilize life skills classroom set up ideas
  • Manage a life skills classroom with confidence
  • Set up and utilize a daily schedule in the classroom
  • Acquire important materials used in the life skills classroom

31 Lessons in Chapter 2: Teaching Life Skills Lesson Plans & Resources
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What is a Life Skills Classroom?

1. What is a Life Skills Classroom?

In this lesson, we will look at some of the needs for survival, hygiene, and budgeting that students can learn in a life skills classroom. We will also discuss the importance of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students.

Life Skills Classroom Set Up Ideas

2. Life Skills Classroom Set Up Ideas

As you set up your life skills classroom, it can be helpful to have some basic guidelines in mind. This lesson talks you through the most important elements in setting up a life skills classroom.

Life Skills Classroom Management

3. Life Skills Classroom Management

Is your classroom unruly? This lesson will help you design and implement a classroom management plan for teaching life skills to your students with special needs.

Life Skills Class Syllabus Example

4. Life Skills Class Syllabus Example

In this lesson, we will discuss the various elements that an instructor should include in a life skills class. This particular syllabus example will be focused on high school students, covering the topics they will need to know to be prepared for adulthood.

Daily Schedule for a Life Skills Classroom

5. Daily Schedule for a Life Skills Classroom

If you are managing a life skills classroom, you will want to have some careful routines crafted so that students know what to expect. This lesson offers one possible example of such a schedule.

Life Skills Problem Solving Questions

6. Life Skills Problem Solving Questions

Learning to solve problems is one of the most important things you can help life skills students do. The questions in this lesson will get your students thinking together about problem-solving.

Life Skills Classroom Materials

7. Life Skills Classroom Materials

Having the right materials on hand can make all the difference in ensuring that your life skills classroom is successful. This lesson gives some suggestions about what materials you might want and need.

Postage Stamp Lesson Plan

8. Postage Stamp Lesson Plan

What is a postage stamp and what role do they play in mail delivery? This lesson plan explains the purpose and function of postage stamps to students using visual aids and a guided discussion. An activity gives students a chance to create their own postage stamp.

Planned Ignoring for Parents: Definition and Examples

9. Planned Ignoring for Parents: Definition and Examples

In this lesson, we will define planned ignoring and discuss its usefulness as a parenting technique to eliminate poor behavior choices of children who select misbehavior for specific purposes.

Dealing with Divorce Activities for Elementary Students

10. Dealing with Divorce Activities for Elementary Students

Divorce can be a challenge for elementary school students, but it does not have to be a tragedy. This lesson offers a series of activities for helping elementary students cope with divorce.

Sleep Lesson Plan for Elementary School

11. Sleep Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Use this lesson plan to teach your students all about sleep. A text lesson explains the importance, benefits and facts about sleep as students discuss content and apply actively. Finish with a quiz to check understanding.

Sleep Lesson for Kids: Facts & Importance

12. Sleep Lesson for Kids: Facts & Importance

Getting enough sleep is very important for your health. In this lesson, we'll learn how sleep helps us and why we need it so much. We'll also learn some fun sleep facts that you might not know!

Generalization Lesson Plan for Elementary School

13. Generalization Lesson Plan for Elementary School

This lesson plan is a tool for helping students learn about generalizations. Students will read a lesson and answer questions about generalizations and then differentiate generalizations from other statements by looking for signal words.

Generalization Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

14. Generalization Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

''All moms are good cooks'' is a generalization. In this lesson, you'll learn what a generalization is, how to spot a generalization, and how you can tell whether a generalization is likely to be true or not.

Pay it Forward Lesson Plan for Elementary School

15. Pay it Forward Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Being a good citizen includes looking for ways to show acts of kindness. In this lesson plan, students will analyze their feelings when something nice is done for them, and look for opportunities to create those good feelings in others. They will write a persuasive writing piece to convince others to pay kindness forward.

Flour Baby Lesson Plan

16. Flour Baby Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will care for a flour baby for one week. They will keep a journal of their experiences and reflect on their readiness to be a parent.

Car Buying Lesson Plan

17. Car Buying Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach students about the advantages and disadvantages of buying and leasing vehicles. Negative equity and mileage restrictions are introduced as key concepts as well. Two activities are included to engage all learning styles and help students understand the concepts in a way that is relatable to their personal lives.

Days of the Week Activities for Kids

18. Days of the Week Activities for Kids

Learning the days of the week is a huge part of understanding how the world works. The activities in this lesson will make it fun for students to learn the days of the week, their order, and what they signify.

Months of the Year Activities & Games for Kids

19. Months of the Year Activities & Games for Kids

Teaching students the months of the year can help them gain control over the calendar! This lesson offers activities and games that will help children learn the months of the year.

Months of the Year Lesson Plan for Elementary School

20. Months of the Year Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Can your students name all the months of the year? This lesson plan uses a fact-filled text lesson to outline key points for students and an activity gives students the opportunity to practice with the months of the year.

Pyramid of Hate Lesson Plan

21. Pyramid of Hate Lesson Plan

Where does hatred come from and what can it lead to? This lesson plan explores the Pyramid of Hate using a text lesson. An activity uses current events to apply elements of the pyramid.

Pyramid of Hate: Definition & Examples

22. Pyramid of Hate: Definition & Examples

This lesson introduces and explains the Pyramid of Hate, a useful tool in understand how small acts of prejudice can escalate to extreme violence. Each step in the pyramid is explained with examples to help illustrate the concepts.

Personal Identity Lesson Plan

23. Personal Identity Lesson Plan

What is personal identity and what factors influence its development? This lesson plan uses a video lesson to introduce and explain this concept. An activity gives students a chance to analyze and represent their unique identities.

Life Skills Activities for Adults

24. Life Skills Activities for Adults

There are skills we must learn in life that are not often taught in school. Your class with learn some life skills as they have mock interviews, do the dining simulator, and create budgets,

Life Skills Activities for Kids

25. Life Skills Activities for Kids

The category of life skills covers a broad range of abilities explicitly taught in order to allow students to succeed in the general curriculum. Here are a few sample life-skills activities for both lower and higher functioning elementary students.

Six Pillars of Character Activities

26. Six Pillars of Character Activities

In schools around the United States, conduct is based on the Six Pillars of Character. These are six things that members of the school community are urged to incorporate into their life. The related activities in this article are suitable for students of all ages.

Teacher for a Day Project Ideas

27. Teacher for a Day Project Ideas

Teaching is both a demanding and rewarding career. Your students can learn and experience what it entails to be a teacher as they complete the following Teacher for a Day projects.

Accepting Criticism Activities

28. Accepting Criticism Activities

Responding well to criticism can be difficult for people of all ages but it is a skill that is crucial for positive relationships. These activities include demonstration, discussion, writing, and role play and can be used for a variety of age groups.

Student Council Leadership Activities

29. Student Council Leadership Activities

Many schools have student councils to expose students to leadership and allow the voice of students to be heard. In this resource, you will find activities to develop the leadership skills of the student council members.

Life Skills Activities for Middle School

30. Life Skills Activities for Middle School

Help your middle school students gain valuable life skills with these activities addressing conflict resolution, goal setting, and decision making. Each activity includes both independent thinking and team or partner interaction.

Identity Project Ideas

31. Identity Project Ideas

The following projects can help students learn to think and talk about identity. This will include expressing their personal identity as well as empathizing with the identities of others.

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