This step-by-step, timed and interactive quick resource guide will assist counselors, after-school coordinators, teachers and other educators with implementing a small social skills groups. Each lesson addresses social emotional learning while incorporating quick- writes. Additionally, this resource was developed with the insight that many school counselors are not sure where to begin when developing small groups and often will avoid implementation. However, research shows that small groups are more effective than individual sessions in school settings. Of course the answer to this is rooted in the fact that kids will listen and engage with "peers" more than they will adults. With this in mind, this resource gives guidance to starting a group while at the same time allowing opportunities for students to hear short read-alouds and incorporate writing in a small structured environment. No longer will a school counselor, after-school coordinator or interested facilitator need to hold off on starting a social skills group. You can get started the first week of school or any time during the year by implementing this very easy to use 10 week resource guide with just a couple of steps. Step 1: Open the quick - guideStep 2: Prepare in advanceStep 3: Gather your materialsStep 4: Gather your studentsStep 5: Follow the step-by-step, timed, interactive activities. Feeling free to modify to fit the needs of your students. Most of all have FUN implementing the resource guide and allow your students to have FUN learning and interacting with both you, the facilitator, and with their peers.
Author: Angelia Lomax, Carolyn D. Washington Publisher: Smart Consulting Published: 05/24/2017 Pages: 56 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.45lbs Size: 11.00h x 8.50w x 0.15d ISBN: 9780692544945
About the Author Carolyn Washington has served in the field of education for more than 20 years. Washington holds a Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Counseling and is a certified teacher, counselor and school principal who has committed her life to education. She believes that if educators spend time teaching prosocial skills, schools might readily be able to address many of the behavior challenges that exist amongst students and on campuses. Washington currently serves as Director of A Smart Consulting. She consults with school districts, coaches new and struggling teachers, provides parent and student trainings and facilitates discussions on school leadership. She is also a certified national trainer in the areas of classroom management and differentiated instructions. As part of Washington's lifelong commitment to make a difference in the field of education, she currently serves as adjunct professor with two higher education institutions, is enrolled in a doctoral program in organizational leadership and presents at local, state and national conferences. For your education or speaker needs contact Washington at: www.asmartconsulting.com firstname.lastname@example.org