Lesson2.Understanding Social Thinking
Transcript Lesson2.Understanding Social Thinking
Sharing Our Acceptance and Respect
What is Social Thinking?
Social Thinking is the ability to share space with others by
following the unwritten social rules of the environment
We“think socially” every moment we share space
with others, even in the absence of social interaction.
4 Steps of Perspective Taking
I have a thought about you.
I try to determine why you
are near me and what you
may want from me
You have a thought about
You try to determine why I
am near you and what I
may want from you.
I wonder what you are
thinking about me.
You wonder what I am
thinking about you.
I monitor and may modify
my behavior to keep you
thinking about me I want
you to think about me.
You monitor and modify
your behavior to keep me
thinking about you the way
you want me to think
4 Steps of Communication
Think about others.
Establish a physical presence.
Use your eyes to think about others.
Use language to relate to others.
What’s The Big Deal?
Students who pay attention to others make
others feel good, and want to be with them.
Students must think about what others are
Students must learn to observe other people’s
behaviors and form judgements about them.
Students must realize that others are also
thinking about them.
Student must learn that social thinking is done
in all environments (home, school and
Expected and Unexpected Behaviors: