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Fake it or Mistake it

on May 27, 2014

 

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Our featured activity this week is from KID CODES: Helping Kids Figure It Out.

 

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Sometimes if we want to stay connected and keep others thinking good, calm thoughts about us, we have to do “the social fake”.  When we “fake it” we want to be polite or protect the feelings of our friends.  The “Fake It or Mistake It” activity provides social scenarios to read and judge whether the person is faking or mistaking.  When someone mistakes it, they blurt out the first thing that pops into their mind about the social situation.  For example, in one scenario a teacher shows her students a picture of her new baby.  One student says, “He looks weird without any hair”.  What a mistake!!  During our activity we discussed how saying something like that could make the teacher feel.  It might also cause her to have some uncomfortable thoughts about the student who said it.  Instead we could say, “Oh, how sweet” or “Congratulations” while keeping that first remark in our thought bubble.

Take a look at these video clips.  The first one is an example of a “good social fake” and the second one is an example of a “bad social fake”.

 

 

 

 

KID CODES: Helping Kids Figure It Out activities are available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com

 

My Best,

Robin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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