My PSHE lessons are only 20 minutes long, will I be able to use these?
Each of our lessons is designed in segments, which are easily adaptable to fit shorter lesson lengths. Feel free to use as many or as few of the activities as you need to fill your lesson length.
Do I have to teach all of the modules for the lessons to make sense?
Our lessons are organised into modules to support the way in which teachers build their PSHE schemes of work around specific topics – however, every lesson can also be taught as a stand-alone resource focusing on a single issue. This format allows you to have total flexibility to teach an entire module if you’d like to, or to hand-pick individual lessons to suit your classes and your own syllabus – whichever works best for you.
Why have you built surveys into the first and last lessons of each module?
It’s really important to us that our resources are effective and impactful. By building surveys into the lessons at the beginning and end of each module, we are able to measure the impact that our resources are having, so that we can make sure that they really are effective. It also gives students the opportunity to tell us what does and doesn’t work – because young people are at the heart of what we create.
Can I give feedback on the resources?
Yes please! We’d love to know what you think about our lessons. At the end of every Teaching Guide, there is a link to a survey where you can let us know what you think.
Can I share these resources with my colleagues?
All of our resources are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
This means that you can share the resources with colleagues and students, and you can edit them for your own classroom, but you have to attribute the work to Ditch the Label, you can’t charge money for it, and you can’t distribute your edited versions to anyone.
To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/.
How can you offer these resources for free?
When interventions have to be paid for, many schools are unable to access them, so it is really important to us that we do not charge for our resources. Our model is that we receive sponsorship from various partners for each of the modules we create, which covers the costs involved in developing and distributing our resources.
Will you be making any more modules? What will they be about?
Yes, the 3 modules currently on the website are only the first of our planned programme of resources. We plan to create approximately 8 modules that cover many aspects of the PSHE curriculum including lessons on mental wellbeing, relationships, communication and body image. Watch this space for new resources.
What format are these resources in?
The Teaching Guides are PDFs, and each is accompanied by a macro-enabled PowerPoint presentation.
How is Ditch the Label Education different to other providers?
In contrast to other providers, DTL:ED doesn’t depend on guest speakers, travelling workshops or specialist-trained mediators – our programme can be implemented by any teacher, in any school.
- We are proactive rather than reactive – tackling the root causes of bullying.
- Our lessons are solution-orientated, so they can be used to target specific issues.
- The modular format of our resources adapts to fit PSHE timetables in most schools.
- We encourage a whole school approach – not just one-off resources.
- Our resources are designed using young people’s feedback and ideas.
- We offer follow-up support, for students who might be affected by these issues.
Can Ditch the Label come in and deliver these resources in my school?
Our resources are designed to be delivered by any teacher, in any school – no matter what your subject specialism, with the primary focus being on empowering all PSHE teachers to deliver these lessons to their own classes. However, depending on location and requirements, we may be able to come and deliver these resources in person. Please get in touch with our Head of Education to find out more at [email protected]
What if my ZIP file doesn’t work?
If your download doesn’t work, try downloading it again – as that sometimes fixes the problem. If you are still unable to access the file, our resources are also available to download for free on TES at www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/ditch_the_label