The Weekly Reader for social skills!
Using a magazine format, The Social Times Curriculum is written for students in an engaging "voice," aimed at teaching social cognition and emotional regulation in an enjoyable way that increases students' motivation and encourages peer interaction.
Each chapter offers critical information for how to use social learning with peers and in the community, while making each lesson entertaining and applicable to today's students. Within The Social Times Teacher Book, educators will find expansion topics, ideas for take-home work, benchmarks for the various topics, and tips for sensory activities and additional practice.
While the curriculum is targeted toward students ages 8 through 13, The Social Times Teacher Book suggests ways to expand the topics for older students. The Teacher Guide book explains the research in neuroscience used in creating the curriculum, as well as describes how to use each section of the curriculum. By providing information about evidence-based practices and 21st Century Skills, The Social Times Curriculum assists teachers in achieving the social and emotional goals of students with autism spectrum disorder.
The Social Times Curriculum set consists of:
One copy of The Social Times Student Book (If you need more, adjust the quantity in checkout.)
One Digital copy of The Social Times Teacher Book
One Digital copy of The Social Times Curriculum
Downloadable materials (previously a USB)
The downloadable materials include word searches, crossword puzzles, quizzes, hand-outs, scales, and additional activities.
*To obtain downloadable material, contact [email protected] with proof of purchase.
"I love the Social Times Curriculum! The format is similar to other highly engaging materials like Time for Kids. I have used it for more than 3 years with middle schoolers who have social understanding challenges. The articles are relevant to the students, written at a level that is accessible for most readers and written in a tone of voice that sounds like a peer which easily engages my students. This curriculum is very easy for anyone to use. It makes lesson planning easy for those days when a substitute teacher is needed. I highly recommend the Social Times curriculum. There is nothing else on the market like it." - Verified Customer - Five Star Review
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Reading Body Language
Chapter 2: Thinking Socially
Chapter 3: Reading Faces
Chapter 4: Understanding Tone of Voice
Chapter 5: Dealing With Anxiety
Chapter 6: Giving and Receiving Compliments
Chapter 7: Fixing Social Mistakes
Chapter 8: Handling Disappointment
Chapter 9: Understanding Personal Space
Chapter 10: Having a Conversation
Chapter 11: Listening With Your Body
Chapter 12: Talking to Yourself
Chapter 13: Planning Ahead
Chapter 14: Using Good Manners
Chapter 15: Using Flexible Thinking
Chapter 16: Preparing for Changes
Chapter 17: Understanding Perspective
Chapter 18: Recognizing Public vs. Private Information
Chapter 19: Solving Problems
Chapter 20: Handling Explosive Behavior
Chapter 21: Understanding Social Rhythm and Time
Chapter 22: Learning How to Self-Regulate
Chapter 23: Making Friends
Chapter 24: Bullying
Chapter 25: Developing Special Interests