Social Skills Video: Reading a Situation

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

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33 - Reading a Situation_26Nick can’t see that Graham feels upset. He keeps talking about his good grade even though Graham looks very sad. Nick needs to learn to read the situation before he speaks. That way he will avoid hurting people’s feelings.

Use Reading a Situation

It’s always smart to stop and think before talking. Who are we talking to? What’s happening right now? Where are we? If we are in the cafeteria we can have a very different conversation than if we are in a classroom. Does the person I’m talking to look happy? If not, maybe I should say something or ask what’s wrong. These are the types of questions our students should ask themselves before they start a conversation.


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