Be-Your-Best Bingo

Self-Improvement Concepts and Skills for Young People


SKU: D445-Net

Kids love Bingo! This is a fun, discussion-initiating game that helps young people learn important self-improvement concepts and skills. The games encourage kids to become more thoughtful and deliberate in their attitudes, thoughts and behaviors that could help or hinder their academic, social & emotional successes. Be-Your-Best Bingo games are fun, flexible activities that can be used with individuals, small groups or classroom groups of students. Eight cards are provided for each topic. Each of these cards has the terms arranged differently. For more players, simply make extra copies of the different player cards, knowing that more than one player may win at the same time.

  • Self-Regulation: Improving Self-Control
  • Self-Image: Beliefs and Attitudes about Yourself
  • Self-Confidence: Developing a “Can-Do” Attitude
  • Self-Motivation: Inspiring Yourself to Move Forward
  • Resourcefulness: Giving and Getting Help
Written by Robert Bowman, Susan Bowman
ISBN 9781598502510
Grades 4-9
5 Games included

Additional information






Youthlight, Inc.

Dr. Bowman started his career as a school teacher and school counselor. Since that time, he taught in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of South Carolina for more than 20 years and is currently an Emeritus Professor. He has authored numerous articles in professional journals and has written more than 24 books and programs that help troubled youth bring about positive changes in themselves and their peers. He is widely recognized for his distinctive contributions to the fields of mental health and education with an emphasis on developmental school counseling. He is especially known as a prolific creator of creative and insightful approaches and programs for helping young people. Today, Dr. Bowman continues his work as a collector of effective practices that work with youth when “all else fails.”

Dr. Bowman has conducted professional seminars, conference keynotes and/or motivational presentations in 42 of the United States and in Kenya, Canada, Belgium, England, Italy, West Germany, Puerto Rico, St. Marten, St. Thomas, and Malaysia.

Susan has worked as a social worker, and school counselor at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has also worked as a counselor for incarcerated youth and started a non-profit, faith-based organization (Youth Hope Foundation) to help these young people. In 2005, the GED Testing Service awarded Susan with its highest honor, the Cornelius P. Turner Award, presented annually to a GED graduate who has made outstanding contributions to society in education or public, or social service. The award is named for Cornelius P. Turner, the founder of the GED Testing Program.

Susan has written 20 books and has led professional seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad on topics such as mentoring, challenging adolescents and self-injury. Susan’s remarkable life-story has been an encouragement to young people and professionals. She ran away from home at age 14. By age 19, she was divorced, on welfare and the mother of three children. Yet, with only a 7th grade education, a mentor encouraged her to pursue her education and she eventually earned a GED, then a BA degree, and finally an Ed.S. degree in counseling. Her experience as a runaway and teen mom has helped her to reach some of the most distraught youth in juvenile detention facilities.

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