Teasing can disrupt your entire lesson or group. It’s very difficult to ignore because teasing can be reinforced and also the target of the tease may get very strong and disruptive feelings. This social story shows many different
common classroom “teases”. By each example, if you click on the blue button to the left, either a clapping (not teasing) or a thunder boom (teasing) signals the answer to, “Is this teasing?”. My kids loved this. On the “Guess What” page, be sure to click the blue button to the left for another fun sound. The lesson goes on to talk about teasing hurting feelings and being unexpected. We use perspective taking for understanding even if you think it’s funny, doesn’t mean someone else will. Thought bubbles are used to reinforce this concept. We then go into looking at the body language of someone who is the target of the teasing to ask the teaser to look at their face and body and see if they are enjoying the teasing or not. Solutions for being teased are ignoring and the witty comeback. At the very end, we include a 2 part perspective taking activity to check for comprehension of the lesson.