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Dirty Tricks

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Dirty Tricks

Classroom Games For Teaching Social Skills

Helen McGrath

Social skills are important - they are needed in every area of our lives.


Dirty Tricks is a resource for primary and secondary teachers to use to incorporate a social skills policy in their classrooms. It highlights specific social skills through playing a wide variety of games.


Special features of Dirty Tricks:

  • An introductory section outlines basic strategies including the importance of social skills, earning special class time, reducing negativity and increasing being positive.
  • Specific social skills are described in the form of 'Dos' and 'Dont's' on Blackline Masters.
  • Clear instructions are provided for how to play each of the twelve games and Blackline Masters are supplied as required.


There is a game to suit every occasion and every situation while building the confidence of students.