Tools for Teaching Social Skills in Schools: Lesson Plans, Activities, and Blended Teaching Techniques to Help Your Students Succeed (with Audio CD)
by Michele Hensley, MS, Jo C Dillon, Denise Pratt, Jacqueline Ford, Ray Burke PhD
Teachers can help prevent problem behaviors and actually increase time available for academics by teaching social skills to students. Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School provides teachers with: •Lesson plans with activities that can be adapted for students in grades K-12. The plans include suggestions for discussion, activities, journaling, role play, and reading.•Reproducible skill pages that you can hand out or post in the classroom as reminders to students and coupons you can use to reward good behavior.•Techniques for "blending" the teaching of social skills into academic lessons in reading, writing, math, and social studies.•Ideas for using bulletin board displays and individual student graphs to motivate and monitor behavior.•Strategies for increasing parent support.This workbook targets 28 social skills including following instructions, staying on task, working with others, accepting criticism, listening, ignoring distractions, making a good choice, sharing, and showing respect.
The authors have a combined 40 years of teaching experience in K-12 classrooms and train teachers, administrators, and other school staff across the United States in the Boys Town Education Model. The Model emphasizes building relationships with students, teaching social skills, and reinforcement of positive behavior.