Lesson plans, lesson plans, lesson plans – the life of an education major. While I graduated in nutrition and dietetics (hard to believe), our curriculum involved the creation of many lesson plans. Honestly, I enjoyed every second of creating a lesson plan, mainly because it was my excuse bring out my inner Pinterest – creating excellent cutouts of the food guide pyramid and fun ‘kid’ friendly recipes.
While my career focus (at the time) was on nutrition education in the outpatient settings and revolved around ‘fun,’ I didn’t have to think about creating lesson plans relating to bullying, ADHD, etc.
According to the National Association of School Psychologists, it is estimated 160,000 children stay home from school every day because they are afraid of being bullied.
Along with lesson plans related to math, reading, social studies, and health, you may be asked to create a lesson plan based on both bullying prevention and cyber bullying.
Our friends at Mentoring Minds developed classroom resources for teachers and education majors on such serious topics as bullying prevention, cyber bullying, ADD/ADHD to assist in lesson plan creation.
You can use their site as a resource in obtaining statistics, as well as use their guide in assisting you in creating a lesson plan for your class work OR in the school setting.
Do you have any lesson plan ideas you wish to share with us?
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