Sample Age-appropriate Lesson - Secondary
Skill: Deal with Frustration
Goal: To improve skills for expressing feelings
Objective(s): Student will demonstrate ability to deal with frustration.
1. Stop and think, "How does my body feel?"
2. Take a deep breath.
3. Assess why you feel like this.
4. Realize choices you can make:
A) Say, "I feel frustrated because. . ."
B) Ask someone for help.
C) Find something else to do.
5. Do it.
Teacher puts process step numbers and first letter of each process step on the chalkboard.
"We are going to continue to learn how to deal with frustration. Look at the board. I have written the number of process steps and the first letter of each step."
"We went over the process steps yesterday. Use the letter cues to jog your memory and tell me the steps you recall." (elicit student responses) (Teacher provides missing steps.)
Practice and Roleplay with Feedback
"As I point to you, name the next process step. I am going to leave our notes on the board for a while, but I will erase them as we continue. This will help you to memorize the process steps before you role-play." (Teacher facilitates rapid-fire drill of process steps)
"Tomorrow I will model the use of the process steps."
Social Skills Curriculum Guide, 1992
Special School District of St. Louis County