Steve Claeys-Model Teacher-ASC (St. Ambrose Project SEARCH) (2017-18)

The video begins with a skit that portrays a situation that was experienced by a student in the program who was applying for a job. The reenactment of that situation was intended to help prepare the other students for that type of situation as we work to build social skills. We went over an application and discussed terms that may be difficult to the students. At the end they filled out an application on their own, highlighting parts that confused them, while continuing to fill out the remainder of the application. This is an effort to eliminate learned helplessness and to promote independence.~Steve Claeys

Iowa Core Standards: 21.9–12.ES.3 Essential Concept and/or Skill: Demonstrate leadership skills, integrity, ethical behavior, and social responsibility while collaborating to achieve common goals.

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