Date

Spring 4-27-2015

Document Type

Education 530 Project

First Advisor

Gentry, Roberta

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major or Concentration

Elementary Education

Department

Education

Abstract

The purpose of this research study was to measure the affects of teaching social skills on students' behavior. Social skills instruction was implemented through morning meetings at the beginning of the school day for about 30 minutes, 2-3 days a week. Students worked on such skills as effective communication, teamwork, collaboration, and good listening, etc. This was a qualitative study therefore, information collected on the students included field notes, student completed self-evaluations, and a final survey. Overall, the data shows that most students improved their behavior and felt that morning meeting help create a more positive, comfortable class environment.

Language

English

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Education Commons

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