Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students (prev #: EDU-506YG)

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3 Units
Online Self-Paced

Course Description

Strengthen Positive Social Skills in Your Students for Success in Class

Studies indicate the development of social and emotional skills can positively affect student achievement and success in school and later in life. Our Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students course examines the research and best practices for instilling positive and sustainable social skills in your students. Participants will develop a toolkit of resources for teaching and promoting the development of students' self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

This course is also applicable toward the Effective Classroom Management Solutions Certificate course requirements.

Social Skills Covered in this Course

Our Teaching Social Skills in the Classroom course covers a wide variety of social and emotional skills, but our curriculum will prioritize the instruction of the expert-recommended 12 most important social skills. Those skills are:

  1. Sharing

  2. Cooperating

  3. Listening

  4. Following Directions

  5. Personal Space

  6. Eye Contact

  7. Manners

  8. Self-Awareness

  9. Self-Management

  10. Social Awareness

  11. Relationship Skills

  12. Decision-Making

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Course Materials: All materials for this course are included in the online course

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Course Date Units Price
EDU-X702A – 019 Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $504

Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students (prev #: EDU-506YG)

Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
Online Self-Paced
Jerry Goldberg

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What You Will Learn

After completing our Teaching Positive Social Skills to Students course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of positive social skills on student success in school and later in life.
  • Identify best practices and instructional strategies for teaching students self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making
  • Design a toolkit for teaching students positive social skills


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  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
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  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
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The course is very informative and beneficial not only to learners but also to educators to help them understand students better. The course assignments kept me going. Keep up the great work!

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Instructor was professional, responsive, and awesome!

I learned a lot of valuable information that I will use with my students.

A great class and great instructor. I can use what I learned immediately in my first grade classroom.