Queen Bees And Wannabes:
Helping Girls Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends,
and Other Realities of Adolescence

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Queen Bees & Wannabes. Rosalind Wiseman (2002) New York: Three Rivers Press. 315 pages.

Course Description

This course examines the issues of adolescent girls and the way they behave towards other girls. The feminine dynamics that occur in schools in between girls such as cliques, popularity and bullying are explained. Teasing, gossip, power plays as well as appearance and beauty are analyzed. How girls interact with boys, dating, relationships and promiscuous behaviors are discussed. Approaches for teachers to use in schools to address and mitigate these concerns are presented. Educators will also research this topic along with an application essay or develop activities.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will review the changes that take place in adolescent girls as they become involved in more complex interpersonal interactions with other girls in school settings.

2. Participants will examine the interpersonal behaviors such as gossip, cliques, teasing and appearance and how these behaviors play themselves out in schools.

3. Educator will learn about power and influence in-between girls as well as jealously and judging behaviors that take place in school settings.

3. Participants will explore dating issues, the influences of boys, crushes, matchmaking and a variety of adolescent sexuality issues and dramas that take place in schools.

4. Educators will research this topic to be able to provide guidance and solutions to teen girls in school settings as well as preventing young girls from the dangers of sex, drugs and negative interrelationships in school and society

Queen Bees And Wannabes:
Helping Girls Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

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3 Credits

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Cliques and Popularity
2. Passport from Planet Parent to Girl World
3. The Beauty Pageant: Who Wants to Be Miss Congeniality?
4. Nasty Girls: Teasing, Gossip and Reputations
5. Power Plays: Group Dynamics and Rites of Passage
6. Boy World: The Judges and the Judged
7. Girl Meets Boy: Crushes, Matchmaking, and the Birth of the Fruit Cup Girl
8. Pleasing Boys, Betraying Girls: When Relationships Get More Serious
9. Parties: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll
10. Getting Help, Resources

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Queen Bees & Wannabes. Rosalind Wiseman,to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book Readings
2. Chapter Reviews/Reflections
3. Research Review
4. Project or Activity
5. Final Application Essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Queen Bees And Wannabes:
Helping Girls Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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