What's the Buzz? is part of a global response stimulated by the positive psychology and positive education movements for children and teenagers. Have a look at it in action ...
The program precisely guides educators to teach young people new prosocial skills to develop emotional and social intelligence, including how to -
- optimistically interpret human differences
- improve social connections; greetings, exiting, social feedback and social referencing
- begin and maintain relationships and friendships
- identify and work with one's own emotions
- develop empathic 'mind-reading' capacities
- identify and constructively respond to behavioural dominance; put-downs, trash talk, bullying and cyberbullying and trolling
- self-regulate emotions more productively
- appreciate self-awareness and self-identity navigate tricky social situations more positively and resiliently
Read more about the various buzz programs below.
To arrange a Course for your school, group or for a single child, call David on 0402 749 850 or request a call using the form on this page.
This Primary Revised Edition aims to awaken the social and emotional awareness in youngsters. It quickly found its way into scores of countries, hundreds of schools, charities, government welfare organisations and the private practices of allied health professionals.
Early in 2019 we wrote a revised version containing a new Archie story in each chapter. While Archie's exact age is never revealed, he's about 11 years, and faces the same social and emotional challenges that children around this age typically encounter.
Any interested adult can attend. This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course.
The EARLY LEARNER's program was launched in 2015 to immerse younger students in a variety of essential interpersonal skills, stimulated by the experiences of a character called Archie.
In each lesson, the children help Archie solve the very same social dilemmas that occur in their everyday lives.
As they do this, through activity, discussion, role-play, games, puzzles and quizzes, they learn how-to express feelings and become a more positive problem solver.
This is a deep social and emotional teaching resource that has been well received.
In fact, each chapter can be revisited 3, 4 or 5 times with students.
Lessons begins with a classic Archie story. Archie is about 13 or 14 years old and faces social and emotional issues with the complexities typical for this age group.
There are 10 chapters in the book and an additional 6 online. This version is aimed at middle school aged students and has application in schools and in private practices with allied health professionals.