posted by Anonymous .
The best strategy for encouraging social competence with a group of school-age
children is to
A. reassure the students about positive behavior.
B. punish students for antisocial behavior.
C. use external rewards.
D. model good social skills.
Modeling behavior is the best and most effective strategy. Listening, frankness, courtesy, respect, rights of privacy are things that children learn and form orientation to by seeing others successfully model those behaviors.
Many elementary teachers do role playing with the children to teach social competences. But without the teacher practicing these skills daily, role playing has minimal effect.
By modeling good social behavior and reassuring them