A "Tools for Teachers" Approach for Infusing Social Skills Instruction into Daily Teaching Activities

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This article shows school personnel ways to infuse social skills instruction into their existing instructional activities throughout the school day by:

  • Integrating social skills and academic instruction.
  • Amplifying the impact of preplanned instruction through impromptu responses to naturally occurring social skills problems.
  • Adding a social skills dimension to the classroom environment and routines.

This article introduces and illustrates use of the Social Skills Tools for Teachers, a suite of instructional planning aids available on the web at www.csde.umb.edu/ToolsforTeachers.php Findings presented show that school personnel have successfully utilized the Tools to incorporate social skills instruction into daily teaching activities.


Published in TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2010).


Copyright © 2009 by the author. This work is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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