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Social & Life Skills

LifeSmart Curriculum

LifeSmart Curriculum

The complete LifeSmart video curriculum concentrates on five major categories of life skills: workforce behaviors, relationships, intimacy and abstinence, personal finances, and personal safety.

LifeSmart is one of the most comprehensive training tools we have encountered.
Richard Rosenbaum
Transition Skills Specialist

What is the LifeSmart Curriculum?

Teaches 300 “make or break” social skills the experts consider essential for successful transition to independence and adulthood.

LifeSmart teaches “make or break” social skills related to social success. The curriculum focuses on teaching what the experts consider to be the most important skills essential to becoming “LifeSmart”.

LifeSmart will show your students how to be socially successful with friends, coworkers, the boss, and other people with whom it’s important to have a good relationship. They will also learn how to develop realistic expectations in relationships and avoid being exploited or disappointed by people who might try to take advantage of them.

The LifeSmart curriculum uses the unique “Not Smart or LifeSmart” teaching model. This teaching model is particularly useful for social skills training because social success is often as much the result of not doing something as it is doing something. For example, not touching inappropriately, not staring and not being gullible to a high-pressure salesperson are all examples of being socially “LifeSmart”. By observing the consequences of other people’s mistakes and vicariously learning from them, students can avoid much of the pain of social rejection that often accompanies in-your-face experiential learning.

In this series, your students will also learn the basic emotional intelligence skills needed for independent living. Emotional IQ, knowing how to read and respond appropriately in interpersonal situations is often more important to job and life success than intellectual IQ. LifeSmart will help your students develop essential emotional intelligence skills.

The LifeSmart Curriculum teaches students

Empathy

How to recognize how another person is feeling and respond appropriately.

Self-Awareness

How to recognize one’s own feelings and respond appropriately

Self-Control

How to exercise emotional control when dealing with difficult people.

Intimacy Discrimination

How to determine appropriate intimacy with another person and respond accordingly.

Nonverbal Language Facility

How to recognize and express emotional meaning (feelings) through tone of voice, facial expressions and other nonverbal channels.

Social Deftness

How to read and respond appropriately in social settings.

The Stanfield Way

The child who is ‘left behind’ most is the one who leaves school without transition readiness.

Dr. James Stanfield, Ed.D.

Stanfield Special Education Curriculum

VideoModeling® Programs

VideoModeling® is a ground-breaking teaching concept originated by the James Stanfield Company that’s used in thousands of public and private schools across America and Canada for special education needs.

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My students were glued to the screen. Love Stanfield’s humor. This is the way to teach social skills.

Susan Simon, Principal

Using Humor to Teach Social Skills

Humor = Retention

We believe you learn best when you laugh. By making the classroom experience more comfortable and enjoyable, humor can make teaching and learning more effective, especially for the K12 segment. At Stanfield, we use humor as an integral part of our curricula.

If you as a speaker don’t help your audience to remember your lessons, then you’re wasting everyone’s time. Humor… can help accomplish that needed retention…

Gean Perret, Screenwriter
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