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Are you looking for strategies for teaching social skills to Tier II students that you can use right away? This week, we are continuing to focus on social skills by looking at strategies that you can easily implement with your small groups!

In this episode, I am sharing some tips on how to engage your Tier II students in social skills lessons. We are covering four strategies to use when teaching social skills to younger students, four strategies for teaching social fluency to upper elementary and middle school students, and ideas and tips for implementing all of these strategies. Plus, I am sharing resources you can use to implement these strategies and more with your groups right away without tons of extra planning and prep! 

Let me know what strategies you try with your students and share how it goes by tagging me or sending me a message on Instagram. I can’t wait to hear how they work for you and your students!

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • 4 strategies for teaching social skills to younger students including role playing, using speech bubbles, using scripts to practice skills, and drawing.

  • 4 strategies for teaching social fluency to older students such as mindfulness practices, using “I” statements, having mock conversations, and acting.

  • Tips on what skills to use each strategy with and how to implement the strategies

  • Resources to help you teach social skills to your Tier II students

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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