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Maybe this is just my biased opinion but social media in middle school has drastically decreased social skills in my students. They often times don't know how to determine who is a good friend nor how to be a good friend. Sigh, no you cannot just call the girl on Instagram a dirty name and then not expect it to affect you here in school.
I felt like I needed to go back to the basics and teach them simple social skills at the middle school level. These task cards cover three important qualities in friends: supportive, trustworthy, and honest. In addition, it challenges them to use I-Statements, active-listening skills, and problem-solve scenarios that I hear about quite frequently in my office. If you're students sound anything like mine, you cannot go wrong with this lesson.
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