To determine which social skills to include in their book, Teaching Social Skills: A Practical Instructional Approach, the authors asked more than 1,000 teachers to identify those that their students needed the most. The result? Take a look!
Basic Classroom Social Skills—saying please and thank you, asking questions, listening, following directions, and waiting one’s turn.
Positive Peer Interactions—making friends, cooperating with others, dealing with losing, understanding others’ feelings, and compromising with peers.
Coping with Conflict—successfully dealing with conflict, accepting responsibility for behavior, coping with aggression from others, accepting not getting one’s own way, and accepting the answer “no”.
Replacement Behaviors for Inappropriate Behavior–dealing with fear appropriately, dealing with anger appropriately, accepting consequences of behavior, responding to failure, and seeking attention appropriately.