Special educational needs teaching resources: Social skills

Resources and ideas for special educational needs, social skills, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

First and Then Board

First and Then Board

First and Then Board: Designed for children and young people on the spectrum. Laminate the board attach Velcro and the board will be more durable. The purpose of the board is to attach symbols to allow a person to understand what are doing now and then. The boards reduce anxiety.

By jasmine1002003

New Year Resolutions  Colouring Page

New Year Resolutions Colouring Page

A colouring and writing activity to help your students think about the past, the present, the future, their behaviour, dreams, wishes, and goals. What things would they like to change after a period of self reflection? This list could be pinned inside their locker or put on the classroom wall to help them remember their resolutions and to tick off their progress during the school year. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Money: Cut and Paste Sorting Coins Activities to pay for items up to 10p, 20p, 50p and £1

Money: Cut and Paste Sorting Coins Activities to pay for items up to 10p, 20p, 50p and £1

This is a cut and paste activity pack relating to money.Aimed at: Keystage 1/Lower Keystage 2 and SEN.Useful resource to assess and review student's knowledge of coins and value and using exact change to pay for items.The pack contains a set of cut/paste worksheets with prices of items.- Items up to 10p (14 pages)- Items up to 20p (13 pages)- Items up to 50p (13 pages)- Items up to £1.00 (14 pages)Each item costs the same but it has been paid for by two people using different coins that add up the same amount as the item. The students look at how much the item costs, cut out the coins, sort, total the amount and decide which coins to stick below each picture.File Type: Word and pdf.Royalty free images from Microsoft clipart.

By rzrzneck34a

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

Top tips for Engaging Struggling Students

A sheet crammed with tips for engaging students who struggle, either due to SpLD or purely find listening and following difficult. This can be used as a checklist for your teaching, regardless of the subject.

By Sazo123

Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

Staff CPD SEN - Bumper pack - SLCN, Dyslexia, SEMH, Social Communication

Enough SEN CPD to last all year!A presentation on supporting dyslexic students in the mainstream classroom - with a booklet for staff containing the same information.A presentation on supporting students with speech, language and communication needs - again with booklet for staff containing the information.A presentation on supporting students with social, emotional and mental health needs.A presentation on social communication skills - along with two activities.Suitable for primary, secondary and FE. Teachers, school leaders and teaching assistants.The author is a senior advisory teacher, writer and trainer in the field of SEN.

By Mortimer007

Staff CPD Supporting students with social communication

Staff CPD Supporting students with social communication

Many children and young people have difficulties with social communication for various reasons.This is a staff CPD session which includes a presentation and corresponding activities. Looks at what we mean by social communication, which pupils have needs in these areas, how to identify needs and what can be done in the classroom. Final part of the powerpoint discusses interventions in this area and things to take into consideration. Links to further resources.Suitable for EY, Primary, Secondary and FE. Mainstream staff - teachers, teaching assistants and leaders.The author is a senior advisory teacher for speech, language and communication needs.

By Mortimer007

Circle time 7 weeks lesson plan.

Circle time 7 weeks lesson plan.

Circle time 7 weeks planning with activities and ideas. Easy to adapt suit your students. Planning is write in dark blue century gothic font (dyslexia friendly). suitable for students with SEN.

By jasmine1002003

Understanding Dyslexia Speaking and Listening Tasks

Understanding Dyslexia Speaking and Listening Tasks

Developed as a Functional Skills English resource and suitable for use in many curriculum areas, including vocational studies and GCSE English.Comprises one 1-1 Exchange involving role play and one presentation scenario.Fully editable and compatible with any e-learning platform.

By Sumstuff

Classroom Rules

Classroom Rules

Colouring worksheets that you can use at the start of term, or when students need a reminder on how to behave the best in the classroom.

By sarah277

Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

A reading, writing, speaking and listening assignment with a dyslexia, complete with suggested answers and mark schemes for reading and writing.Features:One reading text of approximately 500 words and nine questions to examine comprehension.One Level 1 and one Level 2 writing task.Scenarios for a 1-1 exchange (role play) and a presentation.Reading and writing mark schemes based on awarding body format.Text box enabled for learning platforms or printable.Encourages critical thought, examination, research and debate in a 'real life' context.Level 1 and Level 2 differentiation/extension, with some suitability for Entry Level and GCSE. Ideal for mixed ability groups, projects, assessment practice and non-specialist cover sessions.SAVE £2 ON THE PRICE OF BUYING INDIVIDUAL UNITS.

By Sumstuff

Listen When Others are Speaking: Classroom Rules Colouring Page

Listen When Others are Speaking: Classroom Rules Colouring Page

A colouring activity to encourage students to be the best they can be, to be considerate for others, and to follow the classroom rules. Space has been deliberately left so that each student can add their own details, decoration, or examples of the rules in action. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Wait Your Turn: Classroom Rules Colouring Page

Wait Your Turn: Classroom Rules Colouring Page

A colouring activity to encourage students to be the best they can be, to be considerate for others, and to follow the classroom rules. Space has been deliberately left so that each student can add their own details, decoration, or examples of the rules in action. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

The Life Skills Series: Self Esteem and Values

The Life Skills Series: Self Esteem and Values

'Life Skills: Self Esteem and Values' focuses on student feelings, self awareness, self esteem, goal setting and enriching values both in school and in the wider community. Activities include setting attainable goals, analysing personal strengths and weaknesses and exploring ways to demonstrate values, as well as fun stuff like developing board games for the bored!'The Life Skills' series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class.Many of the topics that are dealt with in this series are specifically designed for a particular event that may arise in the classroom. Activities can be used in one-on-one discussions or as whole class activities, depending on the situation. The materials are designed for middle to upper primary students, however, the ideas and information are appropriate for all school aged children.Each book in this series contains extensive background notes for teachers, parents and students. Many sections contain annotated resource lists for multimedia, literature and general classroom resources. Extension ideas are given where possible and all activities are linked to Attainment Targets.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (44 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Jane Bourke

By edubooks

The Life Skills Series: Bullying and Conflict

The Life Skills Series: Bullying and Conflict

'Life Skills: Bullying and Conflict' addresses bullying tactics and identifies strategies for both the school and community. Realistic scenarios are used as a starting point for promoting discussion and personal learning experiences specific to the type of bullying that may be occurring, whether it be verbal, social, psychological or physical.Opportunities are given for students to express ideas and feelings through role-play, brainstorms and independent enquiry. 'Life Skills: Bullying and Conflict' also contains an extensive section on dealing with conflict at school, at home or in the community. Strategies include using a problem solving approach to resolve conflicts, with several examples highlighted through the use of discussion cards which aim to consolidate students’ understandings of these difficult concepts.'The Life Skills' series was developed to equip the busy classroom teacher with practical and relevant ideas for enhancing essential life skills in individual students. This innovative four-book series aims to fill the gap between the frameworks set out by national bodies and the delivery of sensitive, yet meaningful, lessons in the everyday class. The materials are designed for middle to upper primary students, however, the ideas and information are appropriate for all school aged children.Each book in this series contains extensive background notes for teachers, parents and students. Many sections contain annotated resource lists for multimedia, literature and general classroom resources. Extension ideas are given where possible and all activities are linked to student outcomes.This is a Photocopy Master ebook (40 pages) and activity pages may be photocopied for use in the classroom. Our ebooks are in pdf format.Edubooks is an imprint of Ready-Ed Publications.Author: Jane Bourke

By edubooks

Behaviour priorities and interventions documents

Behaviour priorities and interventions documents

This document highlight 3 behaviours. being high, medium and low and puts in place reactive and proactive tools/ interactions that can help to address these behaviours. All behaviours can't be addressed at once and some are more of a risk/ issue than others this helps to work towards steps for intervention/ skills for success.

By mrpeace2010

How to work with parents on behaviour targets as part of Behaviour Plans

How to work with parents on behaviour targets as part of Behaviour Plans

A document explaining how to help a child meet their targets by focussing on the positive. These are the opening words of this 3 page document with useful diagrams:When you look at a child’s target sheet it is easy for the eye to be drawn to where they have failed and the negative comments that are sometimes there.If you comment about these the child will focus their energy on where it went wrong and their “failure”. It is a bit like saying to someone balancing on the edge of a cliff “Don’t look down!” Their eyes and whole body are drawn to the very things you don’t want them to do! If this negative focus continues, it can then build into feelings for the child such as “I got it wrong” “every time I try I fail” “I can’t do it”. This then gets translated into “I am a failure” “I am bad”.The overall effect is a spiral where the child behaves how he/ she thinks they are perceived and the behaviours we are trying to change become worse not better. The child may even fail to show his/her target sheet to you or “lose” it.Being “solution focussed” turns this on its head. It works on where the child got it right and builds on that. The approach relies on noticing, commenting on and magnifying where the child has “got it right” and subtly ignoring the failures. (This doesn’t negate the need for sanctions for breaches of accepted standards of behaviour).

By granvilleey1

ABCD - Achieving Behaviour Change Decision Log Sheet

ABCD - Achieving Behaviour Change Decision Log Sheet

This is a modified version of the ABC model which is used in a wide range of school and clinical settings to modify undesirable behaviour. It is used by staff to help them reflect on the environmental triggers for behaviour for individuals and whole groups or in targeted behaviour interventions for whole people What is different about this:The language encourages reflection on self and behaviours rather than blaming someone else. The emphasis on the language is “you” and your behaviour and the choices made. This is very important because bad stuff happens to everyone and those people who mindfully respond to situations generally get a better outcome for themselves and others. Those who externalise their problems “so and so upset me” rarely change their behaviour because they have a ready-made excuse. The drip drip drip of focus on “your choice” “your behaviour” is the only means I know of helping them realise they may not have control over what happens to them but they can control how they respond.The other main difference is that there isn’t just ABC – antecedents, behaviour, consequences but also D. Decision. When things have gone wrong in a situation it is tempting for everyone to do an autopsy. This isn’t helpful. The events are already “gone” and one the slab (to continue the metaphor). D is the “what next” “do something different” it could be setting a personal target. Or if things have gone well, encourage reflection on what well and making it “even better”. If this is about trying something different then try to change one behaviour at a time. So this takes the analysis from the past into trying to make future actions better or even better next time.

By granvilleey1

Irresistible Coaching Cards using solution focussed coaching

Irresistible Coaching Cards using solution focussed coaching

These cards were designed to be printed off as a 6 x4 car, laminated and used as a prompt for pastoral staff when managing first level interventions with students who had had more than 2 detentions or been sent to isolation. The cards are a script you can use when interviewing pupils. It is based on solution focussed methods, always driving towards solving a problem and doing something different. The only thing you will have to print out multiple times is the scaling line which is there to help the pupil focus on their feelings and improvement. The cards are self explanatory.

By granvilleey1

Anger managment part of a group of lessons for intervention work

Anger managment part of a group of lessons for intervention work

This is designed as part of an intervention programme on anger management which I designed whilst working in a withdrawal unit in a secondary school. It involves activities and bodily awareness of anger. You will need a roll of wallpaper and coloured pens for this lesson to draw around a body and mark anger on it.

By granvilleey1

Mindfulness Activity Cards for Developing Working Memory: Strengthening Metacognition, the Inner Voi

Mindfulness Activity Cards for Developing Working Memory: Strengthening Metacognition, the Inner Voi

Mindfulness Activity Cards for Developing Working Memory: Strengthening Metacognition, the Inner Voice & Visualizations - Mindfulness-based approaches to learning are getting more and more attention by teachers and administrators. These methods are helping students as well as their teachers learn how to manage and minimize stress, enhance memory and learning, improve classroom climates, focus attention, and even develop supportive communities. Learning to self-regulate, developing emotional intelligence, and managing both the mind and the body are at the heart of these programs.The current high pressure, lifestyle presents constant distractions for teachers and students. Electronic devices, competitive classroom environments, increasingly invasive administrative expectations, and both real and imaginary violence, provokes a “fight-flight-freeze response” in many of us, making learning virtually impossible. So helping students learn to calm their bodies and minds with developmentally appropriate mindfulness awareness practices, can make a profound difference.Dr. Warren’s Mindfulness Activity Cards were created based on the current research on working memory, and they can be used in classrooms or therapeutic sessions to develop working memory capacity and build community. Furthermore, they can be used to teach authentic dialogue and develop emotional intelligence. They are ideal for individual sessions and circle groups.This publication offers background information, 50 task cards, and a comprehensive list of citations.

By ericawarren

art lesson planning 6 weeks  (thematic)

art lesson planning 6 weeks (thematic)

6 weeks planning, suits a variety of young ages as well as SEN. A lot of activities with a thematic approach and suitable for students with limited attention span. Easy to adapt to suit your students.

By jasmine1002003