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Counselor

Nitesha McHugh

Topic

"Friendly Chit-Chat!"

Narrative

It is important to keep our students aware of fast growing and sustainable career options. In an effort to help students develop healthy, positive relationships, students will engage in a discussion about how to maintain friendships.

ASCA Domain

Personal/Social Development

ASCA Standard

Standard A: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

ASCA Competency

PS:A2: Students will acquire interpersonal skills

ASCA Indicator

PS:A2.8: Students will learn how to make and keep friends. Materials needed: 1. Paper 2. Pen/pencil Time Needed: 30-45 minutes

Activity Discuss: 1. How many “good� friends do you have and what are their names? 2. What should you do if your best friend is engaging in selfDescription of Content/ exercises/Activities/Technology/ destructive behavior? 3. How would you describe friendship? materials 1. Ask students to list words on a sheet of paper that would describe the qualities of a friend. 2. Divide the class into small groups. 3. Ask each group to describe how they make friends. 4. Ask the students to list three things they think are important in maintaining a good friendship. 5. Have a point person from each group 3 ways the group members make friends and maintain friendly relationships. Process Data: the targeted population for this lesson is 200 9th grade students. The lessons will be presented in the students the 9th grade advisory classes by Nitesha McHugh (the school counseling intern). Lessons will be reported to Mr. Greer (the counseling supervisor). EVALUATION:

Perception Data: Based on the pre-post questions, (what are 3 aspects of a good friendship?) 85% of students developed healthy, positive relationships, Results Data: 200 9th grade students will engage in a discussion about how to maintain friendships. Results will be shared with Ms.


Greer. Information for this lesson was retrieved on November 4, 2011 from CITATION(S) http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/links/advisors/lesson-plans.html

Additional Resources: How To Make Friends http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Friends Making and Keeping Friends http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SMA-3716/making.asp


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