Math 3-6

Social Awareness & Relationship Skills

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Learning is powerful when it is social—when we learn with and from each other. Social Awareness & Relationship Skills are essential for forming and maintaining positive relationships and are a key component to learner success, including learning math.

Main Ideas

  • Social Awareness is the understanding of social norms for behavior and the ability to understand the perspectives and feelings of others. Social Awareness allows children to empathize with people from diverse backgrounds and to recognize the Social Supports available from family members, at school, and in the community.
  • Relationship Skills are the specific interpersonal skills based on Social Awareness that allow students to communicate and get along with others, including cooperation and preventing or resolving interpersonal conflicts.

Students with strong Social Awareness & Relationship Skills show lower levels of conduct problems and emotional distress and better social adjustment and academic achievement.

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