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. 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. This resource can be used by teachers, administrators, and other school staff.