I Can't Believe You SAID That!

Julia Cook
Kelsey De Weerd
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Banish rude and insensitive comments at home and school by teaching kids in grades K-6 how to use a social filter. RJ is a youngster who always says what he thinks no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. RJ doesn’t realize his words are wrong. He thinks he’s just speaking the truth and offering feedback. RJ learns how to use a social filter before he speaks and to give positive feedback, or none at all. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn’t have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better!

This book is the seventh in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. The book includes tips for parents and Educators on how to effectively teach choosing appropriate words to say and analyzing social situations. 32 pgs.

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Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-934490-67-9 

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    Great for My Lesson Plans!

    Posted by Sara, @theresponsivecounselor on Feb 6th 2019

    This book is so great - an oldie but a goodie for talking about social filters and thinking before we speak. I’m wrapping up using it with my fourth graders tomorrow and reflecting on a change I’ve made when reading it (letting in some laughs!). Shared a little more in my instastories (and will share more about the lesson tomorrow).

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