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WITS LEADS is a more grown-up version of WITS designed for students in Grades 4 to 6. The LEADS Program teaches five problem-solving strategies to help children deal with conflict and keep safe: Look and listen, Explore points of view, Act, Did it work? and Seek help.
| How Families and Communities Support WITS LEADS (Video)
Community Leaders kick off LEADS each year with this interactive skit
Community Leaders make follow-up classroom visits throughout the year
WITS at Home
By sharing info about WITS, schools encourage families to use their WITS at home
The WITS LEADS Program was created to provide developmentally appropriate strategies and resources to older elementary students so that they may become WITS Leaders in their school. Like the WITS Program, WITS LEADS is a literature based program with interactive activities that may be integrated throughout a variety of subject areas.
WITS LEADS Training Program - The training program consists of five sessions that teach children problem solving strategies in order to become WITS Leaders. The sessions integrate WITS LEADS Lesson Plans and include classroom activities as well as important information and definitions for teachers.
Book List & Lesson Plans - Lesson plans based on popular children's books integrate easily into a variety of subject areas, helping educators meet provincial/territorial curricular requirements while supporting the WITS LEADS message. Lesson plans can be used independently and in any order.
Classroom Resources & Activities - Educators can also reinforce the WITS LEADS message in their classroom by involving students in activities like a poster contest or displaying a WITS LEADS poster to help keep the program strategies fresh in students' minds.
Resource Guide - The WITS Programs Resource Guide aims to facilitate the implementation of the WITS Programs in schools and communities across Canada. It provides full details on the WITS LEADS Program and contains its complete lesson plans and training sessions.