Try using a social story to teach your student about classroom behaviors and how to act appropriately when at school!
No matter how your child or student is learning, whether it be virtually, in-person, or a hybrid approach, there are a variety of appropriate school behaviors they may be expected to use.
One way of teaching expected behaviors is to utilize a social story template customized to your student’s situation and interests!
Students in most classroom settings have a set of expected behaviors their teacher would like them to follow such as: raising a hand to speak or ask a question, listening when classmates are speaking, staying seated at appropriate times, and being courteous to classmates.
All of these topics and more are covered by the Watson Institute’s educational consultants who have provided downloadable social stories as well as PowerPoint presentations for educators to use when teaching or reinforcing these topics with students.
Incorporating a student’s special interest area (SIA), such as a favorite cartoon character or superhero, may also help to reinforce the lesson in each story and encourage the student to practice appropriate behaviors.
These behavior social stories may benefit your students. They can be downloaded, saved and edited to suit your needs. The * notation indicates the story is formatted in a Power Point presentation and the ** notation indicates a Power Point with sound narration. Each Power Point has animation included on each slide. Some occur automatically – some occur on a “click”. Feel free to send comments or questions to [email protected].
Beethoven Social Story (behaviors of concern: hitting, language, and pushing)
Superflex and Spider Man Can Help Me (Topic-talk nice and hands to self) (Interest Area Spider Man) (Characters based on Madrigal & Garcia Winner)
Following the Rules (behavior of concern: talking out; Special Interest Area: George Lucas)
Getting Help Can Be Easy and Great (Special Interest Area: Spongebob)
A Story About Barbie and Going to Classes (Behavior of concern: staying in restrooms, leaving areas, unexpected verbalizations, transition delays. Special Interest Area: Barbie)
If you have questions or concerns about the Watson Institute’s use of this information, please contact us.