Social Thinking is a social skills curriculum developed by Michelle Garcia Winner for ages 4 through adulthood. The curriculum is intended for students with social learning disabilities, social learning issues, and attention issues (including Autism Spectrum Disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, and ADHD). Its main focus is on teaching students to think about how others perceive them. The teaching framework is geared for people with average to above average language and cognitive skills. Its concepts and strategies are used to help with:Social learning and attention issues.
This is a link to an article written by Michelle Garcia Winner introducing Social Thinking:
More infomation about Social Thinking can be found online at socialthinking.com
Second Step is a universal, classroom based designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, be aware of others feelings, control their reactions and have the skills to problem solve. Second Step is a research based program that integrates social-emotional learning into the classroom which decreases problem behaivors and increases school-wide success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support.
Second step also provides bullying education.
Some Facts About Bullying
Here are a few reasons why preventing bullying is so important to us:
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- An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students (Bullying Statistics, 2010)
- During the 2009–2010 school year, nearly one in four public schools reported that bullying occurred among students on a daily or weekly basis (Robers, Zhang, & Truman, 2012).
- Victims of bullying are four times more likely to earn failing grades than their nonbullied peers (DeVoe & Kaffenberger, 2005).
- More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes of behalf of the peer who is being bullied (Hawkins, Pepler, Craig, 2001).