Tag: Communication Skills

  • Tone of Voice Lesson with Taylor Swift & I Prevail

    Tone of voice goes a LOOOONG way in communication. Unfortunately many children and teens have a hard time understanding that how you say something is just as important (if not more) than what you say. Teaching kids how to identify tone of voice and how it can be perceived by others is not easy. For…

  • Response to Intervention: The Ultimate Social Skills Checklist

    Response to Intervention: The Ultimate Social Skills Checklist

    I have learned (the hard way) that not all social skill deficits are one & the same. In an effort to save time, I tried to have grade level social skills groups. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but once my groups got underway it became pretty clear that the children in…

  • 11 Strategies to Use with Strong-Willed Children

    I’m super excited to have Colleen, from the One Stop Counseling Shop, stopping by The Helpful Counselor to share strategies to use when working with a strong-willed (or defiant) child. Welcome! Tell us a bit about yourself: My name is Colleen and I’m a school social worker in a small rural district in Illinois. My caseload…

  • 4 Great Books About Manners

    4 Great Books About Manners

    Using books about manners is a fantastic way to help children and adolescents develop and maintain appropriate social skills. Books about manners can be used to introduce different types of manners, establish expectations, and discuss appropriate/inappropriate behavior(s). Here are a few of my favorite books about manners: Manners by Aliki Why I like this book about manners: I really…

  • What to Do When Children Argue, Complain, and/or Tattle

    Michelle over at Teach123 wrote a post about children who like to argue. As my comment on her blog seemed to be turning into a mini-blog post, I thought it would be helpful to share how I handle arguing, complaining, and tattling with my students. Children who argue, complain, and tattle can disrupt the classroom and leave you…