How to Make Friends: Building Resilience and Supportive Peer Groups

How to Make Friends: Building Resilience and Supportive Peer Groups

Paperback Lucky Duck Books

By (author) Ruth M. Macconville

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  • Publisher: Lucky Duck Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 236mm x 12mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 27 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1412922569
  • ISBN 13: 9781412922562
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 592,432

Product description

Includes CD-Rom Pupils are rarely taught the principles of effective co-operation although being able to work effectively as part of a group is critical in all contexts; school, life and work. The book is based on the author's practical experience of running the programme in schools and is underpinned by research into the development of pro-social behaviour and friendship skills. The 26 sessions are arranged in the sequence of the alphabet from Attitude to the Zest for life. In each session there is a poster and a 'take away' activity as well as full facilitators' notes for whole class introduction, pair and share tasks and a plenary. A unique feature of the programme is that it addresses the development of non-verbal communication, the ability to read social cues. The sessions raise awareness and understanding of the interpersonal skills necessary for friendships, including communication and co-operation. The teaching sessions cover topics such as: - Reciprocity - Commitment - Giving and sharing - Trust - Specific thinking skills. The programme is intended for whole class work but would also be suitable for small groups.

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Author information

Ruth MacConville is the Head of the Special Educational Needs service, based in Ealing.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Introduction and background How to use the programme. Notes for teachers The structure of the sessions. The 26 Sessions A to Z