Being With People

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“Being with People is an absolutely wonderful product.” -Maria Babula, Counselor

Teach your students 100 essential social skills to lead a successful independent life.

Whether with a friend, acquaintance, teacher, supervisor, or in the community, your students need good social skills for a successful independent life. With the Being with People series, you’ll teach the essential social skills needed to promote graceful, social interactions and to establish positive relations with friends, dates, housemates, authority figures, strangers and more!

The entertaining comedy format of Being with People insures student attention. Motivating students to focus on a topic can be difficult. Your students will stay on task with the humorous and entertaining situation-comedy format presented in this series.

In this series your students will watch unique VideoModels who illustrate important dos and don’ts. Your students will learn that what is socially correct by watching how other interact in social situations. Being with People uses VideoModels to dramatize successful and unsuccessful ways of relating to others. VideoModeling provides role ideals or models to demonstrate specific social behaviors that can be emulated by students. You can review these behaviors with your students through stop action replay. Your students will learn how positive behaviors affect others and will witness the unfortunate consequences of inappropriate behavior.

Part 1: Being with Friends

  • Meeting people
  • Active listening
  • Keeping agreements
  • Giving/accepting criticism
  • Apologizing
  • Loyalty and trust
  • Showing appreciation
  • Why we need friends
  • Approachability basics
  • Complaining vs. being agreeable
  • Demanding vs. compromising
  • Selfishness vs. sharing
  • Possessive vs. non-possessive

Part 2: Being with Housemates

  • Responsibilities of family/housemate living
  • Sharing duties
  • Assigning chores
  • Keeping contracts
  • Caring for common areas
  • Sharing space/telephone use
  • Respecting privacy
  • Rules of borrowing
  • Sharing expenses
  • Being a team player
  • Showing appreciation

Part 3: Being with a Date

  • Asking for a date
  • Planning a date
  • Keeping agreements
  • Responding to an invitation
  • Making arrangements
  • Grooming
  • Meeting parents/roommates
  • The first date
  • Ordering food
  • Active listening and appropriate conversation
  • Showing appreciation
  • Paying the bill
  • Appropriate touch

Part 4: Being with Authorities, Acquaintances & Strangers

  • Authority figure roles
  • Umpire, policeman, teacher, boss
  • Appropriate salutations
  • Showing respect
  • Appropriate conversation
  • Accepting directives
  • Acquaintance vs. friend
  • Levels of intimacy
  • Proper social distance
  • Manners with community workers