ERIC Number: ED401040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Connecting with Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence, Grades K-2 [and] Grades 3-5.
Richardson, Rita C.
The Connecting with Others program, initially developed to teach prosocial skills to special-needs students within regular classroom settings, offers an alternative strategy to classroom management and discipline through instruction in self-regulation skills and conflict resolution. The program for elementary grades consists of a K-2 volume and its companion for grades 3-5. The 30 lessons in each volume are based on 3 theoretical approaches: Transactional Analysis, assertion training, and cognitive behavior modification. They are grouped within the following skill areas: (1) concept of self and others; (2) socialization; (3) problem solving and conflict resolution; (4) communication; (5) sharing; and (6) empathy and caring. Each lesson involves active participation and stresses generalization of the skills and concepts taught to the real-world environment. Instructional strategies used throughout the program include storytelling, relaxation techniques, modeling, behavioral rehearsal, creative visualization, and cooperative learning. The lessons may be presented as a separate curriculum, or they may be incorporated in academic subjects such as social studies, language arts, or health education. In each volume, appendix A presents a selected bibliography of children's literature, organized according to the specific skill areas, and appendix B includes newsletters to orient parents to the basic concepts underlying the program, as well as to the specific content of each skill area. Each volume contains about 100 references. (EV)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Conflict Resolution, Cooperative Learning, Discipline, Empathy, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Relationship, Perspective Taking, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Prosocial Behavior, Self Concept, Self Control, Self Management, Sharing Behavior, Social Adjustment, Social Behavior, Social Cognition, Transactional Analysis
Research Press, 2612 North Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821; phone: 800-519-2707; fax: 217-352-1221 (Grades K-2: ISBN-0-87822-362-2, $39.95; Grades 3-5: ISBN-0-87822-363-0, $39.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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