Use this workbook to introduce important social skills to students from 3rd to 12th grade. Incorporate the suggested activities with your existing language arts, math, science, phys ed or social studies curriculum. Teach children social skills to give them positive behavioral choices; choices that are healthier for them, for you and for your classroom.
Lesson plans are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. Each lesson has Teacher Notes describing the relevance of each skill and a Proactive Teaching Interaction to use as a script. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations.
Role-play scenarios and classroom activities also are provided so students can practice each skill's behavioral steps. This behavior management resource includes a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters you can hang in classrooms and common areas to remind students of each step to a skill. Many of the 16 skills that are the foundation of Boys Town’s Well-Managed Schools are included in this book. Basic social skills include being prepared for class, listening to others, following instructions, and completing homework. More complex social skills include expressing empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, choosing appropriate friends and resisting negative peer pressure. 285 pgs.
"A majority of teachers (87 percent) believe SEL will be a major benefit in preparing students for the workforce. A similar majority (86 percent) believe developing students' ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations should have a great deal of emphasis in school." -The Missing Piece: A Report for CASEL (Civic Enterprises, 2016)
Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School is another educator resource when working with students in grades K through 12.
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