Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Using Video to Teach Social Skills

In ACHIEVE we teach social skills using video cameras. We tape student role playing expected and unexpected behaviors. While the students watch the video's they discuss their choices and consequences for their actions.

We have also taped students interviewing teachers for our service learning projects. In the interview they asked the teachers how they could help out our school. Then they watched the video to get ideas on how they can make our school a better place. For example, they pick up trash, provide donuts and coffee for the teachers, help sort papers, sharpen pencils, etc. The students love seeing themselves on video cameras which encourages them to become involved in our lesson.

As a result of this project our students have become more eager to become leaders and make better choices.

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