Date of Award

Spring 4-27-2015

Document Type

Education 530 Project

Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Gentry, Roberta

Major or Concentration

Elementary Education


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.

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