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!