Thursday, July 11, 2019

High-Leverage Practice 9: Social/Emotional/Behavioral

I am going to discuss High-Leverage Practices as mentioned on the CEC website organized around four aspects of practice. I hope you will join in the conversation!

“HLP9 - Teach social behaviors”

Many times, we expect our students to know how to act but this is not innate behavior. Social skills are learned behavior and if they are not learning them at home, we need to make sure they learn this in school. Young students may not realize their behavior is unacceptable at school if they are allowed to behave this way at home. At this point, it would be good to explain certain behaviors at acceptable at home but not at school or the workplace. This may also be a slow process but perseverance and consistency is the key.

In order for students to succeed in the workplace, they will need to learn acceptable social skills.

Students need to learn how to:
·      Follow directions. – this is essential in the workplace.
·      Communicate with others. Learning to listen and talk respectfully to others is important.
·      Respect others. – Treat other people with respect.
·      Help others. – When you see others in need, offer to help.
·      Work together as a team. – everyone needs to do their part for the whole thing to work.
·      Brainstorm ideas. – Be open to new ideas.
·      Give positive feedback. – acknowledge others who do something good.
·      Give constructive feedback – offer feedback that will help others be more successful.

What other social skills should be taught in the classroom? Please share.

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