The Brave The Waves Teacher’s Manual


Brave The Waves – A Program for Building Resiliency is the result of a collaboration between Sharon Neiss-Arbess, social workers, educators, and psychologists and was formally written by Ms. Deborah Rogers, B.Ed, M.A. It is ideal for the middle school classroom.


The manual was written to support the Government of Ontario’s Open Minds, Healthy Minds initiative (2011), covers several Ontario Curriculum requirements, and is extremely user-friendly for teachers and camp staff. Each lesson presents excerpts and activities that address the most complex challenges teens and middle schools are facing today: bullying and mental health.


There are ten lessons in the manual with topics including Effective Communication, Stress and Anxiety, Healthy Eating, Facing Challenges, Building Positive Relationships, Changing our Thinking, Belonging, Social Media, Making Good Decisions, and Building Resiliency.

Click here for a sample of a lesson that deals with Stress and Anxiety.

Available for local pickup in the Greater Toronto Area only