Personal Social Skills (School)

School Social Skills is a three-part series covering the essential social skills needed in a school setting. The series covers Personal, Initiating, and Responding Social Skills. This program is a higher level version of our Personal Social Skills How-To Series (HTS). This Learning Activity Series (LAS) approaches the content in a way that is more suitable for advanced users, using interactive lessons based upon video modeling. Personal Social Skills covers personal skills such as: Respect Authority Figures, Take Responsibility, Be Dependable, Accept Consequences, Be Polite and Courteous, Tell the Truth, Be Positive, Have Self-Control, and Be Assertive.

Respect Authority Figures

  • Know who authority figures are
  • Make eye contact
  • Greet the person
  • Show respect by listening
  • Answer questions
  • Be polite

Take Responsibility

  • Know what you are to do
  • If unsure of what to do, ask questions
  • Do your work
  • Complete your work
  • If your work is not done – blame yourself, not others

Be Dependable

  • Be on time
  • Know what you are to do
  • Do your work
  • Mind your own work
  • Complete your work on time
  • Follow the rules
Accept Consequences

  • Know what you are to do
  • Know what will happen as a result of your work
  • Do your work
  • Accept the results
  • If mistakes were made, learn from it
  • Make the needed changes

Be Polite and Courteous

  • Look at others when listening or speaking
  • Stay the correct distance apart
  • Don’t interrupt others
  • Listen when spoken to
  • Use the correct tone of voice
  • Say “please” and “thank you”
  • Help others when needed
  • Show respect for others

Tell the Truth

  • Know the truth
  • Tell the truth
  • Be able to prove what you say is true
Be Positive

  • Think positive thoughts
  • Say positive things
  • Feel positive
  • Act positive

Have Self-Control

  • Your feelings are normal
  • Your feelings are a signal
  • Separate your feelings from your actions
  • Remain calm
  • Do things when you are calm

Be Assertive

  • Think about what you want or need
  • Calmly say what you want or need
  • Look at others when speaking
  • Calmly answer any questions
  • Calmly resay your wants and needs
  • Respect the wants and needs of others