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close this bookLife Skills for Young Ugandans - Primary Teachers' Training Manual (UNICEF, 190 p.)
close this folderSection Five: Preparing Your own Units
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· Be constructive and supportive in your interaction with the students

· Try to build up the self esteem of every child

· Use interactive/participatory methods

· Include childrens rights issues

· Include girl child problems

· Be sensitive to gender issues

· Be accepting of children’s answers even if you do not necessarily agree

· Be time conscious

· Bring out the necessary life skills clearly in each activity

· Make sure that materials are available, accessible and adequate

· Use clear and simple language

· Develop your lesson in a logical sequence

· Read the story, case study or letter, ahead of time

· Prepare activities that provoke discussion and thought rather than preach

· Distribute the questions and answers evenly among students

· Vary the activities and methods in your lesson.

· Give homework to your students

· Give assignments for community service


· Use destructive behaviour

· Always ask the same students

· Use one activity only to cover the topic

· Use one method only in a class

· Show a video/film which you have not viewed beforehand

· Design an activity needing materials and then not collect them beforehand

· Design an activity without thinking of the life skills to be developed

· Use difficult language

· Employ the same method every time for grouping the participants

· Forget to include children’s rights, gender and girl child issues

· Be judgemental

· Be frightened to change methods that have always seemed to work for you but maybe are not appropriate for the children

· Be afraid to try

You can do it !!