Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students -- P13-109-SS10: Section 2
(Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students: Summer: Section 2)

Facilitated by a veteran NYC teacher, this course will examine the social traits and skills needed by students in order to become productive members of society. Students who drop out of school and workers who do not succeed in the world of work have noted their lack of social competency as a primary reason for their failure. Topics in the social skills curriculum include responsibility, respect, cooperation, citizenship, compassion, perseverance, peer relationships, goal setting, accepting differences, and dealing with bullies. Through readings and online discussion, participants explore social skills, as well as learn and share strategies for enabling students to internalize these skills and apply them in their interactions with others.