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Student Skills Module Prototype 2016

Welcome to TDS’s Student Skills Module Prototype Website. Everything you need to teach the prototype modules, materials, resources, and links are all here on this web page! Modules are separated by grade.

STEP 1:    What you will need to use the modules

STEP 2:    Accessing and using the modules and materials

  • Select the module you wish to teach below.
  • Click the Lesson Overview to open the module and review the objectives, materials, standards etc.
  • Each module is presented in Microsoft PowerPoint.
    • Because MSPowerPoint does not allow presentations to be viewed online in a slide-show format, use the “SAVE” to your computer function to run the slideshow.
  • The PowerPoint modules are designed to be viewed in “SLIDE SHOW” format to access any embedded links.
    • Each module’s slide show is designed to run in “PRESENTER MODE”. In this mode, teachers/presenters have access to the notes that accompany each screen. The notes, however, are not projected on the screen.
  • If students use electronic devices (i.e., laptops, pads, etc.) to complete and submit classwork, download the handouts labeled “INTERACTIVE”; otherwise, Teachers can print each module’s student materials.

Sixth to Ninth Grade Modules

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Attendance: Three modules that focus students on understanding the importance of being on time, every day. The activities are designed to give students the tools and habits of punctuality.

Lesson Overview, Materials, and Standards Information

Module 1: Keeping Good Attendance (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 1 Handout (PDF)

Module 2: Keeping Good Attendance Brainstorming Activity (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 3: Personal Attendance Action Plan (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 3 Handout  (PDF)              Module 3 Interactive Handout


negative-vs-postivePositive Self Talk: Four modules that look objectively at how negative self-talk impacts students actions and thoughts. The activities teach students to identify skills that require self-confidence and verbalize “yes” statements they can use.

Lesson Overview, Materials, and Standards Information

Module 1: Negative vs. Positive Self Talk (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 1 Handout (PDF)               Module 1 Interactive Handout

Module 2: If You Never Try (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 2 Handout  (PDF)             Module 2 Interactive Handout

Module 3: The Voices Inside You (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 3 Handout (PDF)

Module 4: Becoming a YES Person (MS PowerPoint Presenter)

Module 4 Handout (PDF)              Module 4 Journal Template   (PDF)            Module 4 Interactive Journal Template


Classroom-DesksYour Classroom: Creating a Climate of Respect and Discovery: Three modules that impart the necessity and importance of classroom rules, how to develop their own expectations for classroom behavior, and activities for students to strengthen their skills talking to teachers about school-related matters.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1 (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages (PDF)

Module 2 (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages (PDF)           Classroom Standards Poster Template   (MS Word)         Module 2 Handout  (PDF)             Module 2 Interactive Handout

Module 3 (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages (PDF)          Module 3 Handouts  (PDF)

Resources & References: N/A for this lesson


Learning to Listen: L1 ListeningIn these three modules, students will complete several activities so that they will be able to use active listening skills outside of the classroom in school, social, work and family settings.

Module Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages (PDF)               Module 1 Handout  (PDF)

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages (PDF)               Module 2 Handout  (PDF)

Module 3  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)  
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 3 Handout  (PDF)             Module 3 Interactive Handout

Resources & References:      Reinforcement Activity & Instructions


Building on My Strengths: L2 strengthThree modules that allow students to understand their strengths and be able to use this knowledge to help them in school, at home and in the workplace.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1   (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 2 Handout #1 (PDF)              Module 2 Handout #1 (Interactive)             Module 2 Handout #2   (PDF)            Module 2 Handout #2 (Interactive)

Module 3  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 3 Handout  (PDF)             Module 3 Interactive Handout

Resources & References:      Reinforcement Activity & Instructions


Working in Teams: L3 teamworkIn this module, students will practice working in a team so that they can see which of their strengths, identified in the “Building on My Strengths” modules, help the team, and how the team helps them.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 1 Handout #1  (PDF)           Module 1 Handout #1 Interactive               Module 1 Handout #2  (PDF)           Module 1 Handout #2 Interactive               Module 1 Handout #3  (PDF)

Resources & References:      Reinforcement Activity & Instructions


Asking for Help: L4 HELPStudents will learn and demonstrate the steps to ask for help successfully so they will be able to use these steps in other school and real-life situations.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 2 Handout  (PDF)

Resources & References:      Reinforcement Activity & Instructions


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Giving Feedback: In these two modules, students learn and practice the skill of giving feedback in class so they will be able to use it constructively in other classes and in their lives outside of school.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 1 Handout (PDF)                  Module 1 Interactive Handout

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 2 Handout (PDF)

Resources & References:      Reinforcement Activity & Instructions


What About Conflict?: L6 CONFLICTStudents will be able to use the skills learned to manage and control personal conflicts when they occur in and out of school.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 1 Handout #1  (PDF)           Module 1 Handout #1 Interactive               Module 1 Handout #2  (PDF)

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)

Module 3  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)                Module 3 Handout (PDF)               Module 3 Interactive Handout

Resources & References: N/A for this lesson


Keeping Calm When AngryL7 CALMStudents will be able to use what they learn in these three modules about personal triggers, responses to anger and steps to keeping calm in school and their lives outside of school.

Lesson Overview, Materials, Standards Information

Module 1  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)               Module 1 Handout (PDF)               Module 1 Interactive Handout               Module 1: T-Chart Teacher’s Key

Module 2  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)                Module 2 Handout #1 (PDF)            Module 2 Handout #2 (PDF)               Module 2 Handout #2 Interactive

Module 3  (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Pages  (PDF)

Resources & References:       Module 1: Reinforcement Activity & Instructions         


istock_web-internetUsing the Internet for Research: Three modules that will introduce students to using the internet for research. Students will engage in self-guided activities on conducting research online for a specific topic and comparing search and meta-search engines.

Lesson Overview, Materials Lists, Standards Information

Module 1: Searching the Internet (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 1 Handout (PDF)               Module 1 Interactive Handout

Module 2: Top 10 Internet Searches (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 2 Handout (PDF)               Module 2 Interactive Handout

Module 3: Web Search Queries (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 3 Handout (PDF)               Module 3 Interactive Handout

Resources & References:    Remind.com   A free online service to to send students follow-ups, activities, etc. via mobile phone or email. Coordinating Freshman Seminar Lesson: Unit 6; Lesson 8


u1l2m3aGetting to Know Freshman Seminar: Four modules that help freshmen understand the importance of rules, authority and choices. The modules also help students establish a variety of goals and articulate the relationship between having goals and achieving success.

Lesson Objectives, Materials List, Standards Information

Module 1: Authority (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 1 Handout (PDF)               Module 1 Interactive Handout

Module 2: The Power to Choose (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages

Module 3: Goal Setting (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 3 Handout (PDF)              Module 3 Interactive Handout

Module 4: High School Bingo! (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages                HS Bingo Card (PDF)

Resources & References:    Remind.com   A free online service to to send students follow-ups, activities, etc. via mobile phone or email. Coordinating Freshman Seminar Lesson: Unit 1; Lesson 2


stress-and-studyStudy Skills & Stress Management: These four modules are designed to help students learn how to improve their note-taking skills by using graphic organizers and other tools. Students will also be introduced to new ways to monitor their stress, by using a stress diary.

Lesson Overview, Materials List, Standards Information

Module 1: Active Listening (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 1 Handout #1 (PDF)               Module 1 Handout #1 Interactive               Module 1 Handout #2 (PDF)               Module 1 Handout #2 Interactive

Module 2: Using Graphic Organizers (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 2 Handout (PDF)                Module 2 Interactive Handout

Module 3: Failing Can Mean Succeeding (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 3 Handout (PDF)

Module 4: Handling Stress (MS PowerPoint Presenter)
Print Teacher Notes Pages               Module 4 Handout #1 (PDF)               Module 4 Handout #2 (PDF)               Module 4 Handout #2 Interactive

Resources & References:    Remind.com   A free online service to to send students follow-ups, activities, etc. via mobile phone or email. Coordinating Freshman Seminar Lesson: Unit 2; Lesson 6


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All rights reserved. The information, activities, and materials contained in the modules that comprise this lesson are intended for pilot-testing evaluation. Printing of the pilot components are intended for classroom use only. Printed student materials should not exceed the number of students in each class. No other part of this document may be reproduced, in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher. This manual may contain Internet website IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. At the time this manual was published, any website and/or email addresses were checked for both validity and content as it relates to this lesson’s corresponding topic. The Johns Hopkins University, and its licensors, is not responsible for any changes in content, IP addresses changes, pop advertisements, or redirects. It is further recommended that teachers confirm the validity of the listed addresses if they intend to share such addresses with students. Development of this material was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305A080544 to Johns Hopkins University. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.