Arvokas-programme: teaching social skills - Minna
Second activity was based on one of the programs, that helps pupils to develop their social skills and provides methods to deal with aggression and bullying. Our school in Espoo uses one of these programs (Arvokas) and we have a different theme every month and this autumn we are starting with group dynamics: listening skills, asking for help, offering help, including others in the group etc. I introduced this program to Kate and we chose listening skills to be the theme that I would teach her pupils. My activity started with explaining to pupils what listening means and how we all can practice listening. I asked the pupils in which situation they need the listening skills and then we practiced how to be a good listener step by step.