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Understanding Gossip

Understanding Gossip

In VOISS lessons, Jolene learned to identify gossip and respond appropriately. Specifically, she learned to say, “I understand how you feel, but I don’t feel comfortable talking about [person’s name] when they’re not around.” Then, Jolene would change the topic of...

Managing Peer Pressure

Managing Peer Pressure

During VOISS lessons, Jolene learned that peer pressure occurs when others pressure you to act or behave a certain way. She discovered that peer pressure can be positive (e.g., peers encourage you to study or make a good decision), but she shouldn’t let peers pressure...

Using Slang and Idioms in Appropriate Settings

Using Slang and Idioms in Appropriate Settings

Through VOISS lessons, Jolene practiced identifying settings in which informal language is appropriate. She learned that it is inappropriate to use slang / informal language in settings involving school employees. She has also learned that even when she is hanging out...

Using a Respectful Voice

Using a Respectful Voice

During VOISS lessons, Jolene learned to speak in a respectful tone during class and use appropriate word choice (i.e., avoid using words like “whatever”). Mr. Watkins created a lesson to help Jolene practice the skill of using a respectful voice (Social Comprehension...