At Lighthouse Learning Solutions, we are always looking for ways to integrate our understanding of different models and theories of education so that we can continue to improve our work and interactions with our students. In November, 4 of our staff attended a two-day conference with Michelle Garcia Winner, creator of ‘Social Thinking.’
From the Social Thinking website:
Social Thinking strategies teach individuals:
How their own social minds work – why they and others react and respond the way they do;
How their behaviors affect the way others perceive and respond to them;
And how this affects their own emotions, responses to and relationships with others across different social contexts.
For individuals being taught or treated the objectives of these strategies include the ability to:
Recognize that they and others have different perceptions and abilities to process social information;
Navigate their social thinking, social interaction and social communication toward more rewarding outcomes;
Learn to better adapt and respond to the people and situations around them.
We currently offer a weekly ‘Social Thinking’ class at our clinic as well as a few off-campus classes to schools in the Ojai Valley.
For more information about our class, visit our class page here or give us a call at 805-633-1171.