The primary goal of TeenBook is to build knowledge, skills and behaviours that will enable adolescents/ teenagers make informed and responsible choices as they progress on their journey towards adulthood.
Combining experience with research and using a human centred design approach, we have developed a comprehensive approach to life skills education which guides all the content we build at TeenBook.
To equip adolescents/teenagers with knowledge and life skills that will help them make informed decisions; show resilience; stay healthy; channel their curiosities in the right direction and to prepare them for an adulthood that is happy, healthy and safe.
To be a leading initiative that works together with adolescents, parents, educators and other stakeholders to offer need based, rights based, accurate, innovative and comprehensive life skills education that empowers adolescents so they can develop into confident, happy, healthy, respectful, and resilient adults.
- To feel safe, supported and included;
- To be shown acceptance, understanding, respect and dignity;
- To be able to communicate their feelings without any shame, stigma and discrimination;
- To make informed and healthy choices while weighing consequences for self and others.
TeenBook content is mapped on the following three areas:
- Social Learning
- Health and Well-being
- Cognitive Development
All our material is carefully designed for parents and educators and aims to provide information and guidance to strengthen the quality of their communication and relationships with adolescents.
It complements Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) initiative of the Government of India.
The content and material at TeenBook are based on principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL):
CREATE: The purpose of this principle is to consciously create a nurturing, caring, and safe environment for children.
INTEGRATE: The key to this principle is to incorporate life- skills education into both academic and non-academic communication.
COMMUNICATE: This principle takes into account the larger community, and stresses that we communicate early and often with all stakeholders.
INSTRUCT: The purpose of this principle is to consider social and emotional learning as you would any other subject area - as information and lessons worth explicit, planned instruction.
EMPOWER: This principle gets at the core of any social-emotional learning instructional plan: to empower students to take charge of their own social and emotional learning.
On the basis of these principles and a comprehensive approach to life skill education, we design and offer need-based training to parents, educators, institutes and communities.
The training and workshops will help educators/teachers (both pre-service and in-service), understand and implement communication and instructional designs within their lesson plans with the ultimate goal of nurturing adolescents’ social, emotional, and behavioural learning.
To integrate this learning with other subjects in education, TeenBook will offer a package of services to schools.
TeenBook has also devised workshops for parents to help them understand how best to support their children and create an environment of trust, respect and support. The training will also offer knowhow and practical skills that would enable parents to have difficult conversations with their children.
TeenBook will also offer specially designed training to adolescents and teenagers to help develop their competencies in all aspects of life skills learning. These workshops will be fun and engaging and help teens understand and work through on specific issues that they might be bothering them now or develop capacities to deal with pressure they might face in the future.
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