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Developed by educators, child psychologists and child development experts “The Manadoob Program for Self Esteem” is an inquiry-based, social and emotional learning program (aka SEL program). It teaches children self-esteem while enhancing their reading and writing skills through the use of story, craft and individualized interpretation

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  1. 1. The ManadoobThe ManadoobProgramProgramforforSelf-EsteemSelf-EsteemNancy ShannonManadoob Trainer/Mentornancy@manadoob.com Manadoob Program For Self-Esteem Copyright c 2009 June A. Salin and Susan R. CooperAll Rights Reserved. Manadoob and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Sadiki LLC.
  2. 2. What Is The ManadoobWhat Is The ManadoobProgram for Self-EsteemProgram for Self-Esteem??Developed by educators, child psychologists and childdevelopment experts “The Manadoob Program forSelf Esteem” is an inquiry-based, social andemotional learning program (aka SEL program). Itteaches children self-esteem while enhancing theirreading and writing skills through the use of story,craft and individualized interpretationThe Characters, both human and animal – celebratediversity and inclusion instilling a sense of belongingin all children while creating a non-threateningenvironment in which they can share and explore.
  3. 3. What is an SEL Program ?What is an SEL Program ?A teaching process through whichchildren:Acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills theyneed to recognize and manage their emotions,Develop the ability to demonstrate caring andconcern for others,Establish positive relationshipsMake responsible decisionsHandle challenging situations constructively
  4. 4. Why is an SEL Program Needed?Why is an SEL Program Needed?Research shows that:6.0% of the U.S. youth 14-17 years old did not go to school onone or more of the previous 30 days because they felt unsafe atschool or on their way to or from school7.9% reported having been threatened or injured with a weaponon school properly during the same period28.5% reported having felt sad or hopeless almost every day fortwo weeks or more in a row during the previous 12 months somuch so that they stopped doing some usual activities13% reported actually having made a plan to attempt suicideduring this periodOnly 29% of students in 6ththrough 12thgrade thought theirschool provided them with a caring encouraging environment
  5. 5. Why is an SEL Program Needed?Why is an SEL Program Needed?Research shows that:At least one child in 10 suffers from a mental illness that severelydisrupts functioning at home, in school or in the community25-30% of American children experience school adjustmentsproblems.After losing a parent, 85% of children exhibit such symptoms asdifficulty sleeping, angry outbursts, worry, depression, bed-wetting, and thumb sucking. After a year or more, regressivebehaviors may fade, but other problems such as lack ofconfidence and preoccupation with illness are likely to continue.1 in 10 children suffer diagnosable mental disorders that disrupthome, school, communityAn even great number struggle with emotions from time totime, some leading to problems later in lifeFew have resources to promote positive development orprevent problemshttp://casel.org/why-it-matters/sel-faqs/
  6. 6. Meta-Analysis of 213 Program,Meta-Analysis of 213 Program,270,000 kids in grades K-12270,000 kids in grades K-1211-17% point gain in achievement instandardized test scores44% decrease in suspensions, expulsions andviolent behaviors27% decrease in other disciplinary actions11% higher GPA’s than non-participantshttp://casel.org/why-it-matters/benefits-of-sel/meta-analysis/
  7. 7. Why Is An SEL Program Needed?Why Is An SEL Program Needed?Those with a high EQ are:Eager to learnSucceed in schoolAre physically healthyLead Productive LivesVersus those with a low EQ experience:Lower educational achievementIncreased experience with criminal justice systemPoor HealthPoor Social Outcomes
  8. 8. Additional Research through InternationalAdditional Research through Internationalorganizations such as CASEL, Unicef and theorganizations such as CASEL, Unicef and theInternational Academy of Education conclude thatInternational Academy of Education conclude thatchildren who participate in SEL Programschildren who participate in SEL ProgramsImprove:Improve:Self-Awareness Recognize andexperience emotionsSelf-Management Impulse control-abilityto express feelingEmpathy/SocialAwareness Recognize emotions inothersRelationship/SocialSkills Build and sustainpositive relationshipsManaging challengingsituations responsible decisionmaking
  9. 9. BullyingBullying• Increasingly, neuroscientists,psychologists and educators believethat bullying and other kinds ofviolence can indeed be reduced byencouraging empathy at an early age.Over the past decade, research inempathy — the ability to putourselves in another persons shoes —has suggested that it is key, if not thekey, to all human social interactionand morality.• One-third of Americas schoolstudents report being bullied at leastonce a month and six out of 10 saythey witness someone being bullieddaily.• Some 3.2 million kids in grades 6-10say theyre a victim of bullying eachday.• Suicide continues to be one of theleading causes of death amongchildren under the age of 14. Newbullying statistics are reporting thatthere is a strong connection betweenbullying, being bullied and suicideaccording to a new study from theYale School of Medicine“How Not To Raise a Bully: The Early Roots of Empathy (Time.com)The Manadoob Programteaches children their ownfeelings and behaviorwhich provides the basictools for understandingthe feelings and behaviorof others – a key tool isteaching empathy towardsothers and a crucialelement in reducingbullying and other kinds ofviolence. 
  10. 10. Effects of Death and DivorceEffects of Death and DivorceMany families in the United States aretouched by divorce. The current divorcerate is calculated to be between 40 and 60%for those recently married and up to 10%higher for remarriages. A majority ofdivorces occur in families with childrenunder the age of 18.A parent’s death usually makes a severeimpact on a child, research shows. Afterlosing a parent, 85% of children exhibit suchsymptoms as difficulty sleeping, angryoutbursts, worry, depression, bed-wetting,and thumb sucking. After a year, moreregressive behaviors may fade, but otherproblems, such as lack of confidence andpreoccupation with illness are likely tocontinue. (Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center of Chicago Institute forPsychoanalysis as reported in Chicago)The Manadoob Program teacheschildren that life is always changingand loss can be a part of thatchange. It is a process we all gothrough in order to feel betteragain.The Manadoob teach children to“Mourn what has passed, butawaken to the promise of thefuture and be thankful for what youhave.”
  11. 11. International Schools/Military ChildrenInternational Schools/Military ChildrenThe Manadoob Program isdesigned to help childrenconnect to themselves, othersand the world. Through thedevelopment of a connectedcommunity, it builds on thebelief that an emotionally healthy,adaptive, empathic child will bebetter able to negotiate life’spitfalls and step into a successful(happy) pattern of social andacademic progress. The programrecognizes the vulnerabilities ofchildren and the growingstressors of a globally hypersociety.INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS are uniqueenvironments. Most schools have students froma large number of countries. Many students mustlearn to cope with two new culturessimultaneously.Often students have complex culturalbackgrounds and face challenges relating toidentity, multiculturalists and multilingualism.Children growing up in an internationalenvironment often develop good cross-culturalskills but in the throes of development, theirbehavior often reflects immaturity and insecurityas well as the stresses of living abroad.http://www.caitcheon.com/schools/school1.htmCHILDREN IN MILITARY , researchers found,across all age groups, families reportedsignificantly higher levels of emotional difficultiesthan children in the general population.About one-third of the military childrensurveyed reported symptoms of anxiety,somewhat higher than the percentage reportedin other studies of children.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091207095503.htm
  12. 12. Challenges Facing Children TodayChallenges Facing Children TodayNews stories recount the tragic effects of bullyingChildren of the military separated from family andfriendsChildren adapting to multicultural schoolsChildren are often separated from parents due todivorce or deathIn many cases, they are left to deal with emotionalissues like these on their own
  13. 13. In Summary SEL Programs:In Summary SEL Programs:Are effective in both school settings and forstudents with or without behavioral andemotional problemsAre effective for racially and ethnically diversestudents from urban, rural and suburbansettings across the K-12 grade rangeImprove students’ social-emotional skills,attitudes about self and other, connection toschool, and positive social behavior, and reduceproblems and emotional distressIntegrating SEL with academics promotesproficiency in other subjectsIncreases ability to learn with others in aclassroom or group environment
  14. 14. Why Inquiry Based Learning?Why Inquiry Based Learning?Manadoob is described as an inquiry-based program which is defined as “aseeking for the truth, information, orknowledge—seeking information byquestioning.“Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember,involve me and I understand”, which results inacademic success as well as social and emotionalmaturity.
  15. 15. Traditional vs. Inquiry-BasedTraditional vs. Inquiry-BasedTraditional Based: Focuses on LearningABOUT things Told How toRespond to a feelingInquiry-Based:Focuses more onactually LEARNINGthingsAsked WHY they feelthe way they do.Come up with solutionswhich leads tounderstandingProvides tools toovercome fears andchallenges
  16. 16. Inquiry-Based TeachingInquiry-Based TeachingResults in higher achievement on challenging tasksInvolvement leads to understandingTeach problem solving, critical thinking skills, anddisciplinary contentPromotes the transfer of concepts to new problemquestionsTeaches students how to learn and builds self-directedlearning skillsDevelops student ownership of their inquiry and enhancesstudent interest in subject matterAwakens a childs confidence, interest, and self-esteemReinforces physical, emotional and cognitive skillsAbility to work in teams, solve complex problems andapply knowledge from one lesson to others
  17. 17. How DoesThisTranslate IntoHow DoesThisTranslate IntoComparisonTo Other ProgramsComparisonTo Other ProgramsWHYMANADOOB?Make My DayICPSdo2LearnWingsCalm ClassroomCommittee for Children
  18. 18. Good Vs. Great SEL ProgramGood Vs. Great SEL ProgramA natural progression for the participant,connecting lessons in a seamless journeyThoughtful questioning that allows forintuitive consideration and individual self-discovery without concerns of right &wrongEmpathy which can only be derived overtime from the development of aconnected community who witness eachother’s struggle
  19. 19. Why the Manadoob Program alsoWhy the Manadoob Program alsoWorks for Children with Special NeedsWorks for Children with Special NeedsThe Program includes tactile elements which facilitatesensory integration and the children become self-motivatedto complete the lessonsThe Program allows the instructor to adapt each lesson to achild’s specific learning styleThe program is designed for children with special needs ages7-12 “developmentally”, that is, chronological age is not asimportant as their developmentWith the help of their instructor, children who complete thelessons provided become the instigators or positive changeidentifying and implementing their own solutions to theirbehavioral and emotional issuesIn addition to the challenges faced by ALL children, theIn addition to the challenges faced by ALL children, theManadoob Program for Self-Esteem stimulates positiveManadoob Program for Self-Esteem stimulates positivebehavioral change in children with special needs.behavioral change in children with special needs.
  20. 20. The Manadoob AnimalsThe Manadoob AnimalsThe Manadoob take eachchild on an amazing journeyof self-discoveryStudents feel an emotionalconnection with thecharacters and animalsManadoob teach them we allhave strengths andweaknessesChildren discover that beliefin themselves is the mostimportant gift they can everreceive.
  21. 21. The Novel and WorkbookThe Novel and WorkbookThrough our illustrated Novel,students feel an emotionalconnection with the characters whoare their teachersThe workbook has 28 chapters with80 activities intended to allow eachchild to question, to reflect, todiscover.Provides curriculum opportunities in: language arts reading and vocabulary theater arts research experimental activities community outreach
  22. 22. Topics and ActivitiesTopics and Activities Manadoob addresses many topics andthrough various creative activities andgroup discussions they learn such thingsas:DiversityWhat Makes A FamilyAppreciation and KindnessSeeing Beauty and Magic in the World AroundYouAcceptance, trust, forgiveness, courage, angerthankfulness, humor and so much more
  23. 23. Issues and ChallengesIssues and ChallengesWe purposefully choose issues such as:FearFailureFeelings of being alone or inadequateUnderstanding loss; death of a lovedone
  24. 24. Self-DiscoverySelf-DiscoveryReaders follow the challenges presented to our characters sothey learn how to face and overcome these challenges in theirown livesConstant stimuli is challenging; stress face to facecommunication, discussion based problem solving, writing androle play while providing tactile elements and tangible keepsakes All 6 senses – allowing child to discover, recognize and choosefor themselves who they want to be, guided by theirinalienable connection to all living things.Children learn to open up their minds and look beyondthemselves so they will choose to give to others around themNo right or wrong answers. Each child has his own truth.We teach them to reflect, to look inside themselves; to weighand consider; to find solutions and make decisions.
  25. 25. The Moobia StonesThe Moobia StonesHelping kids to “sadiki” – to believe in themselvesThe Moobia Stones are the Manadoob’s fun and insightful gift of guidance.The Moobia Stones stress basic values that are sometimes overlooked in the high-speed,technology-based environment in which we live.
  26. 26. Illustrations Spark The ImaginationIllustrations Spark The ImaginationPurposefully designed symbolicrepresentations of the storyand its characters spark theimagination and developmentof individualized interpretationHelps children develop andenhance their own creativityArt embraces and celebratesour cultural diversity
  27. 27. Quality of ProductQuality of ProductEngraved MoobiaStones/GuideMoobia Stone PouchNovelManadoob Ask-It WorkbookMarkersWindstockWorry BagSadiki (I Believe) leatherbraceletDraw bag with 3 charmsDraw bag for“uncomfortable feelings”Paper MaskDVD Kids & AnimalsCertificate of CompletionOrange Should Bag
  28. 28. TrainingTrainingTeachers/schools will have access to ourTraining and Resource CenterTraining modules in both audio andtranscript formatEducators’ Training WorkbookResource Center containing documents,creative projects, presentations andvideosManadoob Mentor
  29. 29. Manadoob Is Perfect For:Manadoob Is Perfect For:Public SchoolsPrivate SchoolsAfter SchoolProgramsDomesticViolence CentersYouth Clubs andOrganizationsChildren withSpecial NeedsHumane SocietiesMilitary ChildrenEvery Child Ages 7-12 RecommendedThe Manadoob Program is a highly successful SEL Program onits own or it can be easily integrated into an existing SELProgram.
  30. 30. Testimonials – ExcerptsTestimonials – Excerpts“The class went exceptionally well. The kidsabsolutely LOVED the Manadoob kits and thestory we read. As we go along, I am going towrite an article for our school newsletter to tryto grow the program. This is something wecould offer at summer camp too!Kim GairActing Head MasterCountry Day School, Saint James, New York“With an expertise in integrating activities into academic curriculums, integratingManadoob into classes would strengthen students’ reading skills and createconversations on subjects which wouldn’t normally be discussed. Students who wouldnot be comfortable talking about bullying, their fears and lack of self-worth would openup with this very fine program as it stimulates creativity and broadens students exposureand understanding of diversity and cultural differences.Susan Franklin Tanner – 30-plus years teaching artist including LA County HS for the Arts,Sequoyah School, Mark Taper Forum Saturday Conservatory, UCLA Extension, Cal State LA’sEOP.; 2011 CTG Chase Educators Fellow and a 2011 Bravo Award winner“Right now the first grade class is using the Manadoob Program regularly. It has been very successful in the teacher’s eyes –allowing students to talk about their fears and feelings in a safe environment and in the conversation also gain a sense of safety – asense that there is something you can do about the fears….. Our plan is to utilize the Program in our fourth grade class next - wereally want to take advantage of this Program with my goal being the integration of Manadoob in all lower school classes.”Megan BybeeHead of Lower School, Oak Grove School“Just thought I would check in and let you know how the“Manadoob” is going---the kids and I are LOVING IT!! We hadjust finished the discussion about sadness and I was amazed athow much the kids opened up to me (or the group). From thethings the kids said, I could tell they felt very safe andcomfortable.”Bebe AckermanHumane EducatorHawaii Island Humane Society“Use of technology provides important learning skillsbut can lesson a child’s use of interpersonal skills.Manadoob made curriculum learning fun, creative,and Manadoob lessons integrated so easily into ourlesson plans….The skills learned through theManadoob Program are invaluable and should be apart of a school’s obligation to its students.”Kim C. HeckmanNational Collegiate Educations Award Winner,Special Education CertificationPoint Dume Academy, Bernice Ayers School,Wordsworth Academy, Upper Elementary School
  31. 31. Testimonials - ChildrenTestimonials - Children“It was great. It made meexpress myself in a way thatI never thought of.”Christina“One of thegreatestexperiences of mylifeJoe D.“I had a wonderfulexperience. I had no idea thisprogram was going to be somuch fun.Blanca“I truly think this was one of the most beautiful, amazingexperiences of my life. I will remember this experience from todayto when I die. I love the book.” Yunuen P.“It taught menot to be shy.”Alyssa L.I had a great time reading, writing,and learning different things aboutthe Manadoob. Manadoob is a greatprogram about your feelings andyour actions. It was a great programfor me! It was also very fun!”Michelle L.“It made me moreopen andtalkative.”Danica C.“I like the Manadoob because the stones are cooland it reminds me of the feelings I used to haveand the things I used to do when I was younger.It’s like another world to me and people can’t tellme what to do or what to look like. I’m able tomake my own decisions. Manadoob taught Wellato be herself – that means I can be myself.”Monce H.“Manadoobmeansfriendship.”Ian H.“Manadoob tellsyou how to standup for yourself,even if you standalone.”Ayanah R.“I like Manadoob because I canlearn more about things. I feel goodto learn more things and meetpeople that made it. I feel good tobe here.”Sophia L.“I like Manadoob because the stonesare cool and because it teaches mehow to be brave and express myfeelings and to respect and bemyself.”Dion C.
  32. 32. ““ I will always remember this project, not in my head, but in my heart. Thank you again!”I will always remember this project, not in my head, but in my heart. Thank you again!”AbrahamAbraham

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