How to Make & Keep Friends ™
Social-emotional learning and success is a complex issue, requiring everyone in a school community to be part of the solution: students, faculty, staff, parents, and families. And because every school is unique – each with its history, population, and set of strengths and challenges – the social-emotional climate of your school simply can’t be thoroughly and effectively addressed with a pre-packaged, one-size-fits-all method.
Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, founders of the How to Make & Keep Friends Social Success in School Initiative, provide K-8 educators with the tools to create a school-wide culture of collaboration, conflict resolution, empathy, kindness, and respect.
With the Social Success in School program, your entire school community will learn how to implement a proactive program that creates a safe, positive school environment – where even bullying is far less likely to happen in the first place because of the social success of all students.
The Social Success in Schools Program is a practical, affordable way for schools to:
- Shift thinking throughout the school community regarding children with social and behavioral challenges
- Aid children’s social development with proven corrective and guiding phrases
- Create a common language for home and school social coaching
- Employ evidence-based approaches
- Transform the way children interact with each other each day
Why does the Social Success in School System work so well?
Social Success in School was developed by Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs, two professional speakers and social coaches with years of experience helping children and adolescents learn the skills they need to navigate common social challenges faced at home and at school. Donna and Nadine also “walk the walk” in their personal lives, having coached children of their own to achieve social and educational goals.
The unique approach of the Social Success in School program is to train teachers, paraprofessionals, recess aides, and administrative staff in a comprehensive set of easy-to-implement, actionable ideas and tools they can use immediately to improve the social lives of the children in their classrooms and the entire school. Training is also available to the wider school community, including parents and families. Each training program is fully customized to meet a school’s unique set of needs, interests, and challenges.
Children become successful behaviorally and socially – and schools become more peaceful – with Social Success In School’s student-centered, proactive approach. In turn, students’ confidence and self-esteem soar, setting the stage for greater academic achievement — and greater success in life.
The Social Success in School program is built on years of practical, proven work with elementary through high-school age children and teens who struggle with social and behavioral challenges.
The Social Success in School program is informed by time-tested, evidence-based concepts. Donna Shea and Nadine Briggs have worked extensively with children facing all types of social and behavioral challenges. Children, families, and school communities experience both short term solutions and long term success when they implement Social Success in School’s simple yet powerful strategies.
Popular Social Success in School Workshops and Trainings Include:
- Finding Friendlies & Managing Meanies
- The Maze of Middle School
- It’s A Jungle Gym Out There
- Everyone is Different; Everyone Can Get Along
- Kindness Counts and Manners Matter
- Good Sports Always Win
- Friendship & Social Coaching
- Behavior Begins with Respect
- And more…
To learn more about how the Social Success In School program can help your school create a positive, collaborative, proactive community,
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: Donna Shea (978-772-1255) or Nadine Briggs (978-764-2758)