Relationship Skills are the ability to maintain healthy, encouraging relationships with others. By employing effective relationship skills, you engage in positive social interaction, you are able to communicate effectively, you can navigate varied situations, you can successfully collaborate and problem solve with a spirit of teamwork, and you can appreciate and appropriately engage with diverse groups of people.
- Any adult who works with children and youth can choose to use the Class Lesson components in their setting and/or the Conversation Starters.
- The classroom PDF lesson, available in the bottom portion of each lesson page under the heading School to Home Resources, has also been “coded” to the page so a parent or caregiver can see at a glance what the traditional SEL lesson was about if taught in the classroom at an earlier time.
- Specially designed lesson extensions that complement the class lesson are also attached as a PDF and are labeled Conversation Starters; they too have been conveniently coded to the page in the beginning section entitled Family Resources and are also attached as a PDF in that section. The Conversation Starters provide a quick overview and suggested questions that parents, caregivers or other adults can use to prompt meaningful conversation with children and youth on the topic / competency addressed.
- Again, our design provides great flexibility in use, from lengthier “lesson plans” to quick reflection questions to be used at the dinner table, in the car, youth group, or other setting when reinforcement of concepts are needed, but time is a factor.