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Dealing With Bullying and Unappreciated Behavior

Dealing With Bullying and Unappreciated Behavior

During VOISS lessons, Marcus learned to respond to bullying and other unwanted behavior. Specifically, he learned to ignore unwanted behavior, leave the situation, and tell a trusted adult. Ms. Jones taught him to identify safe people and bullies, and to find groups...

Understanding and Participating in Joking

Understanding and Participating in Joking

During VOISS lessons, Marcus learned to identify situations in which people were joking. He learned to say, “That’s a good one” in response to jokes. Ms. Jones observed that Marcus was consistently responding to jokes, but only ever responded with, “That’s a good...

Understanding Sarcasm and Figurative Language

Understanding Sarcasm and Figurative Language

During VOISS lessons, Marcus learned how to tell the differences between sarcasm and literal language. He also learned that sometimes his peers used figurative language to express themselves (e.g., “My mom has told me to clean my room like a million times”), which...

Accepting Another’s Opinion

Accepting Another’s Opinion

During VOISS lessons, Marcus learned how to accept another’s opinion without getting angry or frustrated. He particularly learned these responses to promote self-calm: He could say to himself, “Some people have different opinions. I may disagree with them, but that’s...

Asking to Join In

Asking to Join In

During VOISS sessions, Marcus learned to identify pauses / breaks in activities, gain a peer’s attention by approaching them or saying their name (e.g., “Hey Steve”), and ask, “Can I join?” He learned that sometimes peers say no, and he can say, “That’s okay,” and...