Social Skills Video: Act Like You’re Interested – Older

By Brittany Lehane October 6, 2015

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55 - Act Like You're Interested - Older_50When Kate starts talking about horseback riding, Jeff starts playing on his iPad instead of listening to Kate. Jeff isn’t interested in horseback riding, but he hurt Kate’s feelings when he showed he didn’t care. Jeff tries again and this time he acts like he’s interested even though he’s not. That way, no one’s feelings got hurt.

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I like to let students in on a little tip. I’m not always interested when I talk to other adults in the school. They might love sports games where I don’t really care about sports. I always act like I am interested and show I am listening because that is polite. It’s okay if they are not interested in their classmate’s weekend plans but they need to show they are in order to be polite. It’s another funny thing we just do all the time!

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