Social Skills Video: Interrupting
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Alessandra needs to borrow Andrew’s English textbook, but rudely interrupts Andrew and Serena’s conversation. She needs to learn how to interrupt politely. Next time, she makes sure to say “excuse me” and politely asks to borrow Andrew’s textbook.
This is a great lesson to map out the unexpected behavior (interrupting) and consequence (people will get upset). If we are trying to get what we want, we have a better chance if we don’t upset people in the process. Alessandra models how to politely join a conversation, which is very different than interrupting.