Goal: To improve skills for expressing feelings
Objective(s): The student will accept success appropriately.
1. Acknowledge that you have won or performed well.
2. Think about how and why you succeeded (time, effort skill, etc.).
3. Make a positive comment to yourself.
4. Accept any compliment given.
5. Show good sportsmanship to others.
Definition: Success is the attainment of a desired outcome.
Rationale: When you deal with winning and success appropriately you allow yourself to feel good about your performance or efforts without putting others down.
Students should have learned skill of "accepting compliments" prior to learning this skill.
Ask students about times they have experienced success, and the reactions of others.
Differentiate between bragging and acknowledging you did well and the effect of each on others.
Discuss how empathy can be shown to other students.
Stress importance of making positive comments to self.
Play a game with class with winners and losers and discuss feeling of each.
Stress that success is not necessarily winning (i.e. trying hardest, meeting a goal, staying with a difficult task, etc.).
Model/Role-play with Feedback
Role Play Situations:
You completed all of your assignments.
You cleaned your room.
You helped a friend do his/her chores.
You made the school football team.
Your team won a game at recess.
You passed all your classes.
Your parents agreed to raise your allowance. You ask someone on a date and he/she accepts.
You apply for a job and get it.
You win a prize at a raffle.
You win a card game.
Application with Feedback
At the close of each school day, request each student to name a success from the day.
Keep a journal recording the positive successes and the effort involved in obtaining them.
List individual qualities (smart, try hard, etc.). Students make Acrostic poems using their name and display in room. Use poems as a source for Step #3. Make a positive comment to self.
Students watch pre-recorded tapes of endings of sports events and discuss reaction. Name a "Star of the Week". Display student's picture, bibliographical information, likes/dislikes, and successes on bulletin board.
Keep goal chart for students who have met goals.
Give awards/certificates for successes and monitor students performance. Thank you grams can be used, possibly as raffle tickets.
Consult with PE teacher. Ask him to reinforce and complete evaluative checklists.
Social Skills Curriculum Guide, 1992
Special School District of St. Louis County