ENGAGE: a blueprint for incorporating social skills training into daily academic instruction.(Examine the Demands of Curriculum and Instruction, Note Essential Social Skills, Go Forward and Teach, Actively Monitor, Gauge Progress, Exchange Reflections)(Report).

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Marcia L. Rock, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Student success in school depends, in part, on adequate social-interpersonal skills. Yet, in a time when all students are expected to reach specified academic goals, school personnel are hard-pressed to find ways to address the social-interpersonal behavior needs of their students. In this article, the authors discuss practical ways for teachers to infuse social skills into academic instruction. The authors begin with a vignette to establish a rationale for merging academic and social skills instruction. Next, the authors briefly review the social skills research, highlight several studies, encapsulate the common overlapping assumptions, and describe the steps required to deliver quality social skills instruction. The authors describe the ENGAGE blueprint as a practical way to incorporate social skills into daily academic instruction. Last, the authors revisit the vignette to illustrate classroom application of the ENGAGE blueprint.

Additional Information

Preventing School Failure, 52 (3), 17-27.
Language: English
Date: 2008
Classroom management, Curriculum, Instruction, Problem behavior, Social skills training, Students with disabilities

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