by By Michele Hensley, Jo C. Dillon, Denise Pratt, Jacqueline Ford, and Ray Burke, Ph.D.
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.
Teachers can help prevent problem behaviors and actually increase time available for academics by teaching social skills to students. This book provides teachers with:
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 now train other teachers, administrators, and other school staff across the United States in the Girls and Boys Town Education Model.
- 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.
Here's what teachers who have used the lesson plans in their classrooms have to say about Tools for Teaching Social Skills in School:
"The best thing about this book is that each lesson that is given is complete and foolproof. If you follow what to do the lesson is sure to be a big hit!"
"I truly loved these lessons. It was enjoyable because they were so easy to follow and truly effective with the students. It was very rewarding to see the students using these strategies."
"I found many ideas that I am using, with different twists, some new ideas, and lots of new books to add to my library that will help my students deal with positive behaviors."
"Sometimes, teachers think that they have no more solutions to problems, but this book provides new insightful ways to help students in need."
"I like watching the kids get excited about playing different games. Now when they com in, they sometimes ask me if we can play. I like the fact that they are listening, without me saying a million times, "Please listen."
"One of the services that my class no longer receives is skill streaming. Now I'm able to continue giving my students their services with this lesson plan book. It covers the topics that our counselor was planning on covering with my special needs class."
"My students love to role play, and there are many opportunities in this book to do that. Talking about recognizing what makes you angry is a great beginning to dealing with how you respond."
"The blending technique is the most powerful tool for a teacher. Throughout the book connections for behavior are paired up with all areas of the curriculum. I thought one easy and very effective example of this is the vocabulary lists for different age groups. The bibliography in the back of the book that lists books for different situations will be very helpful for teachers, students, parents, administrators, counselors, and librarians."
8 1/4 x 10, 275 pages
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