Day 6: Behavior Management:
Social Skills Groups
(Oops... this post is late, since it is the morning of Day 7. I spent yesterday at my office removing Christmas and bringing in our Winter theme decorations.)
In my small groups, which are social skills groups, I see from 2-6 students at a time. Since these kids are there for social skills issues, behavior management is a primary focus. I rely on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner and her Social Thinking curriculum. I use a combination of the before mentioned approaches including a heavy dose of fun and humor. An invaluable tool has been the use of her approach which I call "Thought Marbles" because I use marbles instead of sticks. Since this post is a day late and I have already written a post on this subject, I will simply post a link to that article: Thought Marbles.
Day 7: Daily Post Project last entry... Time to get back to work so this project is officially over. Six days.... Not so bad.