How to Make Friends
Building Resilience and Supportive Peer Groups
- Ruth MacConville - Head of Special Educational Needs Service, London Borough of Ealing
The 26 sessions are arranged in the sequence of the alphabet from 'active listening' to 'zero tolerance for bullying'. The difference between being friends and being friendly is a skill necessary to help create friendly relationships.
The sessions raise awareness and understanding of the interpersonal skills including communicating and co-operating for friendship. Social skills are critical but other qualities are essential. The sessions highlight:
" giving and sharing
The programme is intended for whole class work but would also be suitable for small groups. There are comprehensive facilitators notes, all necessary resources, partner and group work, plenary and extensive ideas. This is an essential resource for all those who think teaching relationship skills is a crucial area of education.
This is a really useful book to help trainee professional practitioners understand the importance of building resilience in the lives of children and young people.