As a supplement to the Skillstreaming in Early Childhood program book, the Student Workbook jumpstarts student learning, structures the Skillstreaming teaching process for both new and experienced group leaders, and is an excellent tool for promoting parent involvement.
Available in convenient sets of 10 Student Workbooks (includes Group Leaderís Guide).
Introduction for Parents
When children share this brief overview and their workbook progress with parents, parents become more willing and able to support skill practice and skill use outside the learning setting.
Featuring illustrations of LeRoy the Frog and a diverse group of children, these pages offer entertaining activities to capture childrenís attention while they learn the role-playing process and master the steps of Listening, their very first social skill.
More Practice and Good Ideas
Successful skill use depends on more than just learning skill steps. This part of the workbook focuses on such critical factors as choosing the right time and place, understanding body language, and identifying feelings.
Group Leader's Guide
Essential for use with the Student Workbook, the Group Leaderís Guide tells leaders exactly what to do, page by page, when using the Student Workbook to teach the Skillstreaming process. In addition, it includes numerous teaching tips and suggestions for related activities to enhance childrenís learning, as well as reproducible skill posters, skill cards, and role-play tags.
"I liked the way this program is packaged with guide and workbooks. I have used Skillstreaming successfully with elementary age students. I have observed that students enjoy watching adults role play a social skill and then practicing the skill by role playing it with a peer. Skillstreaming can be successfully taught by a teacher, counselor, or social worker. It is most important that the teacher be included in the skill training so that he or she can reinforce the skills during the course of the day. This package of leaderís guide and student workbooks not only makes it easy and fun for teachers to use Skillstreaming with students but also describes how parents can be included.
óRobin Bluestone-Miller, LCSW, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.;
School Social Work Journal, Vol. 38, June 2014
About the Author:
Ellen McGinnis, PhD, holds degrees in elementary education, special education, and school administration. She has taught elementary and secondary students in the public schools and has served as special education consultant in both public and hospital schools, school principal, special education director, and executive director of student support services. Dr. McGinnis recently retired as the mental health and dispute resolution consultant from the Iowa Department of Education and now works as an author and private consultant. The author of numerous articles on identifying and teaching youth with emotional/behavioral disorders, she collaborated with Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein on early Skillstreaming books and is author of the most recently released editions Skillstreaming in Early Childhood, Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, and Skillstreaming the Adolescent.