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How to Make Friends

How to Make Friends
Building Resilience and Supportive Peer Groups

  • Ruth MacConville - Head of Special Educational Needs Service, London Borough of Ealing

August 2008 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Includes CD-Rom

Pupils are rarely taught the principles of effective co-operation although being able to work effectively as part of a group is critical in all contexts; school, life and work.

The book is based on the author's practical experience of running the programme in schools and is underpinned by research into the development of pro-social behaviour and friendship skills.

The 26 sessions are arranged in the sequence of the alphabet from Attitude to the Zest for life. In each session there is a poster and a 'take away' activity as well as full facilitators' notes for whole class introduction, pair and share tasks and a plenary. A unique feature of the programme is that it addresses the development of non-verbal communication, the ability to read social cues.

The sessions raise awareness and understanding of the interpersonal skills necessary for friendships, including communication and co-operation.

The teaching sessions cover topics such as:

- Reciprocity

- Commitment

- Giving and sharing

- Trust

- Specific thinking skills.

The programme is intended for whole class work but would also be suitable for small groups.

Introduction and background
How to use the programme.
Notes for teachers
The structure of the sessions.
The 26 Sessions
A to Z

This is a really useful book to help trainee professional practitioners understand the importance of building resilience in the lives of children and young people.

Miss Sarah McMullen
Social Science , Derby University
September 14, 2011

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Introduction PDF

Chapter One PDF

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ISBN: 9781412922562