20th August 2019.
The online resources for What's the Buzz? Primary Students 2019 revised edition is now available for members.
28th July 2019.
Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures is now available online. You will find it under Online resoures once you have logged in. You can preview the first three chapters by clicking here.
Parents frequently ask, "What happens with our children when they go into a What's the Buzz? group?" Similarly, educators have long suggested that we make a TRAINING VIDEO to model how a lesson runs. So, I took a leap of faith and arranged for a What's the Buzz? session to be filmed. It's not perfect, and you'll see that from the bloopers at the end, but it certainly gives a real insight into how to run a lesson, and what the children experience. I wish to openly thank the kids who took part in the production. They were not actors, but part of a regular What's the Buzz? group. It really was a typical group!
These notes were used at a recent TRAINING DAY. They are provided with goodwill; to deepen learning, interest and to share with others.
Similarly, these images reflect the PowerPoint presentation used at a recent TRAINING DAY. They are provided with goodwill; to deepen learning, interest and to share with others.
Each lesson across the 3 programs contains an Archie story. They have been developed to set the scene and focus our attention on a typical social/emotional dilemma that children will likely encounter. Every Archie story has been recorded and the audio can be played to your students. Please note that each Archie story on What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS has a PRE and POST story, whereas the PRIMARY and TEENS has one story to stimulate interest. Here are 6 examples.
1. Who is What's the Buzz for?/ Who can benefit from What's the Buzz?
2. How do you explain What's the Buzz to a child being included in our program?
3. What do you do when a child experiences anxiety about participating - or anxiety in general?
4. How do you establish the program values with your small targeted group/ whole class?
5. What can you do when a child is struggling to behave and participate in pro social ways?
6. What can help lead to a successful program?
7. How do you choose which program to use for your child/ student?
8. Why might a young person still be struggling with their social emotional literacy after completing the What's the Buzz program?