Bortz, Gerald John: Reaching and Teaching Kids
©2005 Gerald John Bortz, M.S., L.P.C., L.S.S.P.;
Published by Booksurge.com
Paper, perfectbound, 7x10", 170 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1419612978
Reaching and Teaching Kids
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Comments (from the publisher's description): Lesson Plans Using Magic in the Classroom and Counseling Settings. This book describes magical props and techniques through step-by-step lesson plans useful for the non-magician to explain and teach more effective thought and action patterns to students to cope with problems in the real world. Counselors and teachers can use these lesson plans to instruct students on anger management, problem-solving, self-esteem and principles of life.

Contents:

XV Introduction
1 Could I Use Magic in Teaching and Counseling?
3 Extremely Important Concepts!
7 Categories of Magic Tricks and Terms
9 Magic Tricks - Why Do They Work?
13 The World of the Child Client

17 Anger Management
18 Anger Concept I - Bad Things Will Happen, But Don't Have to Affect or Hurt You
20 Method 1 - Guillotine
22 Method 2 - Spiked Coin
23 Method 3 - Card Box
25 Method 4 - Escape
27 Method 5 - Hopping Half
28 Anger Concept 2 - You Do Have Some Control
29 Method 1 - Dollar Bill
31 Method 2 - Do As I Do
33 Anger Concept 3 - Thought Stopping Techniques
33 Method 1 - Guillotine
34 Method 2 - Cubio
35 Method 3 - Brass Vase
36 Anger Concept 4 - Changing Thoughts or Reframing the Situation
37 Method 1 - Hot Rod
39 Method 2 - Scotch and Soda / Penny and Dime
40 Method 3 - Card Transposition with Four Aces
47 Alternative Method for Double Lift
50 Method 4 - Card Transposition
51 Method 5 - Kaleidoscope Coins
52 Method 6 - Quarter and Dime
62 Method 7 - Card Change
65 Anger Concept 5 - Minimizing the Consequence
66 Method 1 - Shrinking Die
67 Method 2 - Guillotine

69 Self-Esteem
69 Objective - To Discover the Different Positive Qualities that Exists Within Each of Us
69 Method 1 - Hot Rod
71 Method 2 - Dice Bomb
72 Method 3 - Stripper Deck
73 Method 4 - Change Bag
74 Objective - To Explore Positive and Negative Aspects of Behavior
74 Method 1 - Magnets
75 Method 2 - Magnets

77 Rational-Emotive Concepts
81 Objective I: Rational or Positive Thinking is Beneficial And Can Make Powerful Changes
81 Method 1 - Coins
86 Method 2 - Card Box
87 Objective II: Talking to Yourself or Speaking Words in Your Mind Can Change Perceptions and Emotions
87 Method 1 - Half Deck Turnover
93 Method 2 - Change Bag
95 Method 3 - Card Reversal
99 Alternative Method for Card Turn Over
101 Method 4 - Card Change
102 Method 5 - The Bat
106 Method 6 - The Bat
107 Method 7 - Brass Vase
109 Objective 3: Argue Against Negative Thoughts
109 Method 1 - Card Toss
109 Method 2 - Card Change
113 Objective 4: Changing Perceptions
114 Method 1 - Twisting the Aces
120 Method 2 - Scotch and Soda or Penny and Dime
122 Method 3 - Hopping Half
124 Objective 5: There Are Consequences to Actions or Words
124 Method 1 - Hot Rod
126 Method 2 - Card Find
128 Method 3 - Disk Escape
129 Objective 6: Repetition and Proof
129 Method 1 - The Reappearing Card
130 Method 2 - Hopping Half
131 Method 3 - Change Bag
133 Objective 7: Problem Solving
133 Method 1 - Breaking a Problem into Parts
134 Method 2 - Do As I Do
136 Method 3 - Card Change

137 Thoughts on Classroom Use
137 General Reinforcement
138 Relationship Building
143 Conclusions
145 About the Author
147 Appendix
147 List of Magic Props Mentioned and Alternative Props
149 Appendix 2
149 Price List
153 Bibliography



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