Social Skills Video: Apologizing
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Andrew gets a better grade on the spelling test than Devin, and brags about how easy the test was. When he sees how upset Devin is, he apologizes, but he isn’t sincere. His tone of voice was still happy. Next time, when Andrew sincerely apologizes to Devin, it makes Devin feel better.
Apologizing isn’t as easy as saying sorry. This video points out how body language and tone of voice are important factors to fixing the problem. Use this video to lead to a discussion on being sincere. What does it sound like if someone is not sincere? What are the differences in meaning?