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Friendly Kids, Friendly Classrooms

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Friendly Kids, Friendly Classrooms

Teaching Social Skills & Confidence in the Classroom

Helen McGrath & Shona Francey


This is the classic book that has been used by 1000s of schools and teachers to teach students social skills that will help them to get along well with their classmates. The book incorporates diagnostic tools and practical steps on how to teach 21 important classroom and playground skills.

 

A book for every teacher! Here is the key to a happy classroom:

  • Help your students learn social skills that will help them to get along with their classmates.
  • Create a positive and fun filled classroom where everyone can develop confidence and feel good about themselves.
  • Learn strategies, games and activities to help students who are shy or awkward.
  • Follow the author's suggested program, or create your own, from the wealth of ideas that make up Friendly Kids, Friendly Classrooms.

 


Part A: Introducing the Program

  • Finding your way round the book
  • A range of diagnostic tools

 

Part B: 21 social skills

  • The Skill Mastery Strategy and other practice techniques
  • 21 important classroom and playground skills, including:
  • Ways of trying to join others in their games
  • Standing up for yourself
  • Ways of dealing with bullies
  • Handling being teased
  • Negotiating to get what you want
  • Being a good loser and a good winner
  • Being positive towards others
  • Speaking in front of an audience in an interesting way
  • Good ways of getting the attention you want from others

 

Part C: Happy classrooms, happy children

  • Increasing self esteem and self confidence
  • Finding solutions to social problems
  • Creating a happy classroom
  • Working with a small group

 


Part D: Games and resources

  • Everything from Spit! and Giggle Gaggle to Generosity and Global Solutions, to practise specific skills - and have great fun at the same time!