Saturday, May 6, 2017
Use literature to discuss social behavior. While reading a passage or book, use the characters to highlight social skills and behavior. Ask questions like, “Why do you think he did that?” and “How did his actions impact the others?”. Even more, highlight and discuss specific skills that some of your students might have challenges with. This is a great way to incorporate teaching social skills because it makes it less personal for kids.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Recently I found a small rug that had a US map on it. I brought it to school and was amazed how many Middle School kids did not know the geographic locations of the states. So I handed them a blank US map to fill in and we went from there, Discussion was awesome and hopefully they learned a lot. We used the rug as the "answer key". Now on to the capitals? Well maybe we will wait a bit. Here are some ideas . . .