Indirect Instructional Procedure for Teaching Social Skills
  1. Select a social skill
  2. Ask the students what they know about the skill
  3. Write all of the students' ideas
  4. Ask questions to help clarify what the students have suggested. Be careful of giving students too much too soon. They can role play some and add detail as they practice.
  5. Have the students role play in small groups with an observer.
  6. Have the groups list what was good, what could be improved, and what questions they have about the skill.
  7. Have the groups report their findings to the class.
  8. Discuss and write a procedure for the skill.
  9. A chart with what it looks like, what it sounds like, and what it feels like can be made completed.

Some possible variations:

Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©