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S KILLSTREAMING Skill 10: Ignoring Distractions. S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS What does it mean to ignore distractions? Who can you ask for help.

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1 S KILLSTREAMING Skill 10: Ignoring Distractions

2 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS What does it mean to ignore distractions? Who can you ask for help to ignore distractions at school? Where would you need to ignore distractions? When do you ignore distractions in class? Why do you need to ignore distractions at school? How should you ignore a distraction?

3 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS OUR STEPS Step 1 : Count to five. Step 2 : Say to yourself, “I won’t look. I’ll keep on working.” Step 3 : Continue to work. Step 4 : Say to yourself, “Good for me. I did it!”

4 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Step 1 : Count to five. Counting to five will give you time to calm down if you are frustrated and time to remember the rest of the skill steps. You could even start at 5 and count down to 1 by blowing out the candle sticks (your fingers).

5 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Step 2 : Say to yourself, “I won’t look. I’ll keep on working.” Remember when you say things to yourself, you are not saying them out loud. This way you will not distract others around you. Why is it important to not distract your classmates? Let’s practice saying these two statements to ourselves.

6 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Step 3 : Continue to work. Remember, part of ignoring distractions includes you continuing to do your class work.

7 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Step 4 : Say to yourself, “Good for me. I did it!” It is just as important for you to reward yourself for doing a job well done as ignoring distractions. What are some ways you can reward yourself appropriately while at school? Way to go! Good for me! I did it!

8 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Let’s Review!! What are the four step to ignoring distractions? Step 1 : Count to five. Step 2 : Say to yourself, “I won’t look. I’ll keep on working.” Step 3 : Continue to work. Step 4 : Say to yourself, “Good for me. I did it!”

9 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Here are some suggested activities. Practice these with your friends so you can become experts on Ignoring Distractions. School: Another teacher comes into the room to talk with your teacher. Home: Your brother or sister tries to distract you from your chores or homework. Peer Group: A classmate tries to get your attention in class or to distract you from a game at recess. Let’s Practice!!

10 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Students who learn to ignore distractions are on the path to success!

11 S KILL 10: I GNORING D ISTRACTIONS Works Cited: McGinnis, E. & Goldstein, A. P., (1997). Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: New Strategies and Perspectives for teaching Prosocial Skills. Champaign, Illinois: Research Press. Created By: Sue Knight Elementary BAU KISD Monday Primary


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