Purpose: To discuss friendship skills and to help students identify ways that they can become a better friend.
Research suggests that children who experience greater peer acceptance and friendship tend to feel more positively about the school experience and perform better in the classroom (Retrieved from http://developingchild.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/2004/04/Young-Children-Develop-in-an-Environment-of-Relationships.pdf). Practices in this section help students expand their friendship circle and to better engage with all students in the classroom. They also guide students to reflect on what makes them a good friend and what they value in their own friendships.
Benefits for Educators:
Benefits for Students:
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