Lesson plans are written in an easy-to-follow format with talking points to help you define and explain a skill and guide students through an activity. Each lesson has Teacher Notes describing the relevance of each skill and a Proactive Teaching Interaction to use as a script. At the end of each lesson is a Think Sheet for students with questions about how to use a skill in different settings and situations.
Role-play scenarios and classroom activities also are provided so students can practice each skill’s behavioral steps. This behavior management resource includes a CD-ROM with reproducible worksheets and skill posters you can hang in classrooms and common areas to remind students of each step to a skill. Basic social skills include being prepared for class, listening to others, following instructions, and completing homework. More complex social skills include expressing empathy, going to an assembly, accepting defeat or loss, using anger control strategies, choosing appropriate friends and resisting negative peer pressure.