Social Skills Video: Public Vs. Private

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

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36 - Public vs. Private_29Andrew shouts about going to the bathroom in front of the entire class. Everyone starts laughing and the class is disrupted. Andrew needs to realize that some things are private, and can’t be said in public. Next time, he’ll speak to the teacher in private if he needs to go to the bathroom.

Use Public Vs. Private

This is a topic I have spent many lessons on. As students get older, they need to be aware that there are some things they can only talk about in private. I like to go over what the words “private” and “public” actually mean. Students can make lists of private places and public places. Then we go over topics that can be public and what should stay private. I also like students to think about who they should speak with if they need to talk about something private. They should know they can ask to talk to a teacher in a private space like an empty hallway.

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