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We have been exploring point of view and perspective in Social Learning and Language Arts. What is perspective? The Wordsmyth.net online dictionary defines it as the way things are seen from a particular point of view. So what is point of view? A way of thinking about of looking at something. We discovered this week that two people can have different opinions about something depending on their point of view and neither one is lying or wrong. Watch the clip.
We also talked about point of view when reading and writing stories. A story is told from a particular point of view by the narrator. When the narrator uses I, you and we, they are telling the story using the First Person point of view. When the narrator used he, she or they, they are telling the story using the Third Person point of view. Click on the picture to review and practice determining which point of view the narrator is using.
When you are finished write your own short story (5 sentences minimum) using either First Person point of view or Third Person Point of View. Please tell me which one you chose (eg. I am writing this story using First Person Point of View. You may write the story on a piece of paper, use your computer and print your story or send it to me via email (your parent has my email address!) or use the form below. Your short story is due on Friday, Feb. 24th.
Perspective taking or understanding others point of view is a challenge for many people. We often assume that others feel the same way we do or we just don't think about how they feel at all. To work, play and get along with others we need to adjust our thoughts and behaviours to those of the group around us.
Michelle Garcia Winner is a speech therapist from the U.S. who has been working on social thinking for the last ten years. She has presented her approach a number of times in Vancouver. Her approach has been adopted by many teachers, therapists and parents to teach their children or themselves to have more successful interactions with others.
This week in Social Learning we are exploring understanding different perspective and will begin a process called Social Behavior Mapping. You can find this week's lesson under the Social Thinking tab.
The Mapping process can be used both at home and school to explain how and why others feel when they encounter "unexpected behaviours". Listen to Michelle explain the Social Behaviour Mapping process in the videos below.
A tried and true method for behaviour change is a token economy. Students receive points for using expected behaviours. Each block is worth a maximum of 10 points or $10 dollars. Students keep track of their own points throughout the day and meet with the teacher a couple of times to receive their money and discuss their behaviour.
The maximum amount that can be earned each day is $200.00. The expected behaviours include displaying a positive attitude; following the classroom rules and routines; listening and following directions; work effort and completing work. Students take their responsibility seriously and are very honest when giving themselves points.
Money earned is used to purchase Earned Free Time; and self-selected items for our local dollar store. $400.00 earns a Peel and Win prize.
We have a couple of milestones last week. Donovan earned his first $1000.00 bill for a perfect week and Gabe earned making paper airplanes for 15 minutes with the class. A job well done by both boys.
This is my fourth year as a District Behaviour Support and Intervention teacher with the New Westminster School District. My focus is on students who are having serious challenges with self-regulation across many domains - biological, emotional, cognitive, social and prosocial - at school, at home and in the community. My role is to provide support to teachers and teams to create an environment for success for the student.