STOP THINK DO is a multi-factor, broad-based approach to social skills teaching for children from 4 – 12 years. It is is based on the understanding of social skills as:

the ability to perceive social cues, control emotional reactions, organize cognitions and produce behaviours with the motivation to achieve socially acceptable outcomes‘. (Petersen 2006)

STOP THINK DO develops a positive social culture in classrooms, particularly because teachers are modelling the same skills they teach students. The academic progress of children is also facilitated by a co-operative classroom.   STOP THINK DO develops emotional and social intelligence in children as they learn how to understand and control their feelings at STOP, how to think about their options and likely consequences at THINK, how to behave appropriately at Do and how to be motivated to use these skills in all social situations in their lives. Click HERE to view Stop Think Do! Course Introduction Video
Module 1: Stop,Think, Do Introductions and Consideration
  • Emotional intelligence and social skills in young people
  • Behaviour management for teachers and parents
  • Motivating children to improve their social and academic learning, including those with special needs
Module 2: Evidence and Curriculum Policy
  • Making the emotional connection
  • Emotional intelligence
  • STOP THINK DO! Evidence
  • Curriculum Links
  • Working on a whole-school level
Module 3: Stop , Think, Do With 4-8 Yeard Old’s
  • Exploring teacher behaviour
  • Managing behaviour
  • Assessing social skills
  • Adapting content for very young children
  • Developing a generous spirit
Module 4 : Stop Think, Do With 8-12 Year Old’s
  • Using STOP THINK DO with 8-12 year olds
  • Social skills development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Difficult issues
  • Additional insights

Module 5: Emotional Regulation Peer Mediation and Parental Involvement

  • Emotional regulation and academic success
  • Peer Mediation
  • STOP THINK DO and parental involvement
  • Improved relations