What are Annie R. Mitchell SOAR-Social Skills Groups?
Social skills groups are small groups of students led by an Annie R. Mitchell facilitator who teaches the students 2-3 times a week during recess how to interact appropriately with others their age. They can help kids learn conversational, friendship and problem-solving skills. They can also be useful in teaching students to control their emotions and understand other people’s perspectives. The group facilitator leads kids through exercises to learn the skills needed to deal with whatever social challenge they’re facing. Most of these meetings include a chance for kids to role-play or practice social skills—and to get feedback on how they’re doing.