Special Education Teaching: Spirit Beads Social Strategy

Do you sometimes feel that the students in your special education classroom are isolated from other students in their school?

In today’s Teacher Tips newsletter, Watson explains how to use spirit beads as a strategy to promote social interactions and communication for students with special needs and their peers.

  1. Create a color-coded pattern template for the beaded bracelets that your students can follow to string the beads into bracelets or necklaces.
  2. Encourage your students to help create the patterns, choose the materials and make signs to sell the bracelets at school.
  3. During the sale, your students with special needs can practice their communication skills by greeting customers and also practice math skills by counting out the change.

To learn more about using spirit beads as a strategy to promote social interaction skills with your students with special needs, check out the YouTube video below. For more special education resources, visit Watson Life Resources.