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Tag: Social Skills

Learning Social Skills Through Games
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Teaching your child to make friends… with games!

For many kids, socialising can be one of the hardest things to do. Some just can’t get social cues, while others may get emotional easily. One solution to help them develop good social skills? Consider games, in all their myriad forms (video and tabletop).

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Infusing ‘life’ into lessons

In my classes, I like to bring in discourse that falls outside of academics. For example, I like to discuss the effects of smoking with students, particularly the older ones. Some may call this ‘going off-topic’ or ‘digression’. I prefer to see it as filling the gaps not covered by the education system.

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Dealing with angry kids

Angst is a part of many adolescents’ lives; for these kids, it’s inevitable, and educators see this phenomenon frequently. Picture this typical scenario: you’re in the midst of teaching, and then you ask a question, only to be greeted with a rude retort. Do you: (a) punish the kid; (b) ignore it; or (c) yell

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The Impact of RPGs on Verbal Communication

Often, we take for granted our innate ability to communicate verbally. However, we should acknowledge that kids develop oracy skills in varying lengths of time. Some transition from the basic to the intermediate stages fast, some take longer. Over the years, I have realised that the kids who speak best are those who frequently engage

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