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Teaching Values of Being Human

We live in an uncertain world; political unrest, social injustices, global warming and climate change, food and water insecurity, pandemics, the impending global health threat of loneliness, employment implications from the rise of machines, and much more. With this in the mix it’s hard for young people to feel secure and stay optimistic.

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Teaching Values of Being Human

A curriculum that links education, the mind and the heart

Mark Le Messurier

Despite global uncertainties we want our children to revel in the fact that they’re uniquely human and are blessed to live on this fabulous blue planet. Yes, there are challenges ahead, but our challenge is to teach them the beauty of being human - our inquisitiveness, faith, empathy, creativity, perseverance, teamwork, resiliency, visionary qualities and our extraordinary capacity to build relationships.

Teaching Values of Being Human is a rich and practical collection of guided conversations, sequenced lessons and activities for all kinds of educators; teachers, school support workers, parents and allied health professionals.

Teaching Values of Being Human draws on positive psychology, wellbeing, mindfulness, spirituality and growth mindset. It elevates them into real-world language and applied practices so educator and student, or parent and child, can understand, learn and apply together.

Teaching Values of Being Human advances how we educate the young people in our care. It is filled with ideas to empower student agency and voice so they can become campaigners for a better world.

Teaching Values of Being Human raises the status of clever, emotionally crafted classrooms and families. This is where young people are encouraged to engage with one another, to exchange ideas, compare thoughts, normalise feelings, find purpose, grow and build new understandings about the world. When we’re able to safeguard these precious environments, we give children opportunities to grow through past difficulties, to discover happiness, new identities and skill themselves with their uniquely capabilities they can take into the future.

Teaching Values of Being Human advocates that our young people are our greatest asset. They possess an incalculable richness and potential. Now is not who they will be, but what we do now and how we do it, will set the trajectory for what is to come.

Elevating the value of being human within a holistic framework is the mission of this work;

Chapter 1: A short guide to coach Social and Emotional Literacy (SEL)
Chapter 2: Quick start connections - building trusting relationships
Chapter 3: Stimulating self-awareness and building identity
Chapter 4: Ideas to set goals and champion perseverance
Chapter 5: Nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience
Chapter 6: Developing organisational habits
Chapter 7: The ART of developing healthy communication patterns
Chapter 8: ‘Mis’behaviour and humane ideas to influence positive change
Chapter 9: The human brain; activities to celebrate its wiring for incredible growth
Chapter 10: Compassion towards others begins with our self-care

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What's the Buzz? A social skills enrichment programme for primary students

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What's the Buzz? with Teenagers

What's the Buzz with Teenagers?

A practical program to teach Middle school and high school students the art of getting along with yourself and others. It has all the answers pre teens and teens are looking for about how to get along in a complex and changing world of digital and social media.

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Written for teachers, teachers in training, school support officers, counsellors, psychologists and health professionals. It addresses common problems that students face: organisation, remembering, self-awareness, impulsiveness, motivation and emotional resilience.

Teaching Tough Kids

Teaching Tough Kids

Written to enrich the ways we think and work with the kids the author affectionately refers to as 'Tough Kids'. They are complex kids who comprise at least 12% of our student population and find life tougher than most. Indeed, managing their emotion and behaviour presents educators with a spectacular challenge in schools today, and numbers are on the rise.

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Each chapter offers a typical tricky scenario that parents often face at home with their children and young teens - accompanied with the ingredients that usually fire things up!

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Parenting Tough Kids

This book offers engaging ways to improve behaviour, emotion, organisation, learning & friendship skills for children and young teens who 'do it tough'; who forget, get muddled, procrastinate, think they can't, lose interest, overreact or are just plainly inconsistent.

While the primary audience is for parents who experience difficulties with their children, the heart of the book is a healthy collection of real case studies and real suggestions useful to every mother and father. It is a book that delivers optimism and confidence in the company of a thoroughly 'hands-on' approach.

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Raising Beaut Kids

Each chapter offers a typical tricky scenario that parents often face at home with their children and young teens - accompanied with the ingredients that usually fire things up! Then, they offer a set of 'Recipe rescues' as an optimistic problem solver; a practical way to respond to kids when they serve up those awkward and tricky behaviours.

Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures

Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures

Was originally designed to partner, What's the Buzz? For EARLY LEARNERS (2015), but now has a life of its own!

All sixteen Archie stories are inside. Each will have the children spellbound as they plunge themselves into the social life of our much-loved character. In each story Archie faces a social dilemma; the very same social issues that occur in the everyday lives of all children.

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Mark Le Messurier

Mark's bio

Mark Le Messurier is a teacher, counsellor, author and public speaker. He works in private practice as a mentor to children and adolescents, and as a coach to parents.

Mark’s publications:

Cognitive Behavioural Training (2004)
Reflections on Dyslexia (2006)
Parenting Tough Kids (2006 and reprinted many times to 2018)
Stop and Think Friendship DVD Package (2009) with Lindy Petersen
ADHD and Specific Learning Difficulties as Companions (2009)
Teaching Tough Kids (2012)
What's the Buzz? for Primary Students (2011) co-authored with Madhavi Nawana Parker
Raising Beaut Kids (2014)
What's the Buzz? For EARLY LEARNERS (2015) co-authored with Madhavi Nawana Parker
Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship adventures (2015 and 2019) co-authored with Madhavi Nawana Parker
What's the Buzz with TEENAGERS? (2019) co-authored with Madhavi Nawana Parker
What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY Students (revised edition, 2019) with co-authored with Madhavi Nawana Parker
Teaching Values of Being Human: A curriculum that links education, the mind and the heart (2020)

Mark is passionate about creating real community, or socially and emotionally literate cultures, in classrooms. He, along with notable others, believes it falls to us to create safe spaces where students in classrooms can share, connect, feel as though they matter and are encouraged to explore their emerging worlds together. Mark is often invited as a critical friend into schools who want to develop this ethos.

He has a strong interest in the young people he affectionately calls the ‘tough kids’; these are children who for all kinds of well-known reasons do life tougher than most. Mark's work focuses on strengthening their success through mentorship and targeted interventions. He sees the encouragement of stronger, trusting relationships between parents, teachers and students as key.

Through invitation, Mark regularly presents at conferences for Universities, public and independent schools, for parent organisations and interested groups throughout Australia and Australasia.

Teacher workshops -
marklemessurier.com.au/main/workshops/teacher

Parent workshops -
marklemessurier.com.au/main/workshops/parent

Mark lives in Adelaide, Australia, and is married to Sharon. They have two daughters, Kim and Noni. Plus, three beloved fawn parti-coloured whippets called Maxi, Luca and Kelvin. They are DELTA THERAPY DOGS and regularly visit Mark's rooms and an aged care centre.

Mark posts regularly on Facebook / Instagram and has a Youtube channel. He can be contacted at mark@marklemessurier.com.au or you can send him a message via the Contact form.

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Through invitation, Mark regularly presents across all educational sectors for teachers, school support workers, leadership teams and allied health professionals. He is also in demand as a keynote speaker for various educational associations, wellbeing organisations, universities, community-based/diverse ability groups and for parent organisations.

Mark's reputation speaks for itself. This year, Generation Next  have invited Mark back to present at a series of conferences to be held throughout Australasia on, Teaching Values of Being Human because understanding the depth of our human assets is fundamental to happiness, health and community.

Mark would be pleased to bring any of the chapters from Teaching Values of Being Human to you;

Chapter 1: A short guide to coach Social and Emotional Literacy (SEL)
Chapter 2: Quick start connections - building trusting relationships
Chapter 3: Stimulating self-awareness and building identity
Chapter 4: Ideas to set goals and champion perseverance
Chapter 5: Nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience
Chapter 6: Developing organisational habits
Chapter 7: The ART of developing healthy communication patterns
Chapter 8: ‘Mis’behaviour and humane ideas to influence positive change
Chapter 9: The human brain; activities to celebrate its wiring for incredible growth
Chapter 10: Compassion towards others begins with our self-care

To view the full range of EDUCATOR workshops and PARENT seminars, use these links;

EDUCATOR workshops -
marklemessurier.com.au/main/workshops/teacher

PARENT seminars -
marklemessurier.com.au/main/workshops/parent

To invite Mark to speak, email: mark@marklemessurier.com.au
Or, contact Sharon Palm via phone (08) 8332 0698 or via email mspalm@bigpond.com

Free downloads: photocopiable resources

Teaching Values of Being Human
A curriculum that links education, the mind and the heart

Throughout the book reference is made to the photocopiable resources at the end of chapters.
These resources can also be downloaded from here.

Chapter 2
Quick start connections – building trusting relationships

ACTIVITY; a survey 'about me' (7 pages)
ACTIVITY; getting to know you (4 pages)
ACTIVITY; STUDENT FEEDBACK SURVEY: an update (3 pages)
ACTIVITY; hunt down the good stuff!
ACTIVITY; What do I SAY and DO to build relationships?
ACTIVITY; STUDENT SURVEY; What do I SAY and DO to build relationships?


Chapter 3
Stimulating self-awareness and self-building identity

ACTIVITY; I like to…
ACTIVITY; star rate your subjects
ACTIVITY; home hotspot survey
ACTIVITY; school hotspot survey
ACTIVITY; my hard stuff survey
ACTIVITY; self-identity checklist


Chapter 4
Ideas to set goals and champion perseverance

ACTIVITY; reach for the stars
ACTIVITY; negative self-talk translator


Chapter 5
Nurturing emotional intelligence and resilience

ACTIVITY; ‘warning signs’ match up challenge
ACTIVITY; draw your 'early warning signs' for…
ACTIVITY; build a feelings intensity ladder – for younger students
ACTIVITY; build a feelings intensity ladder – for older students
ACTIVITY; faces, feelings and empathy – Grace


Chapter 7
The ART of developing healthy communication patterns

ACTIVITY; decide and justify
ACTIVITY; assertive role-play cards


Chapter 8
‘Mis’behaviour and humane ideas to influence positive change

ACTIVITY; the ABC’s of behaviour - an analysis (4 pages)


Chapter 9
The human brain; activities to celebrate its wiring for incredible growth

ACTIVITY; build your neuroplasticity by taking charge of your thinking!
ACTIVITY; identify your tools

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Rose Park 5067
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AUSTRALIA

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