Social Skills Lesson Plan:
While teaching in emotional support, I created and taught social skills daily. Such lessons included establishing rules and consequences, accepting consequences, following verbal and written directions, being active listeners, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, what to do when you're angry, responding kindly, helping others, etc. Teaching these skills helped students to form relationships with one another along with myself. It also created an environment of respect and understanding. Below is a sample lesson created on helping others along with a sample of student work.
Additionally, I created a "Building our Social Skills" wall where students work, along with weekly compliment cards, were displayed to refer back to when needed.