Boys Town National Training | Lesson Plans and DownloadsUse 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.
Teaching Social Skills at School!
5 Types of Social Skills Deficit
There are many reasons why a person may have a social skills deficit. It could occur because of a lack of knowledge, such as the inability to acquire new skills, or because of a competency deficit. Sometimes, the person may know how to perform the social skill, but they may struggle to perform because of limited practice or inadequate feedback. There may also be internal or external factors that interfere with the person performing the social skill, such as anxiety or chaotic surroundings. Here are five common types of social skills deficits. These include the ability to listen, follow directions and refrain from speaking. For example, listening skills involve the abilities of concentration and ignoring distractions.
Teaching social skills has become one of the most significant teaching strategies in elementary education today. Indeed, the lack of these skills is the biggest contributing factor to the downfall of almost any type of teamwork today. Fortunately, social skills and effective communication can be taught. The foundation of teaching social success consists of many distinct skills: Accepting others, listening actively, resolving conflicts, and taking turns, among others. By learning these traits, children can learn how to interact with their peers, maintain a conversation, and develop personal dialogues with their classmates.