In this blog, I will share various group activities that I have found to be effective for students at different grade levels. The Google Slide (collected here in a short video) was created with current school social work students from Loyola University Chicago. In every slide, I share how each activity is linked to the Danielson Framework for teacher evaluation (more on that below), as well as the SEL standards established by CASEL.
Making A Good Environment For SSW Groups
I have found that it is important that the environment where you conduct the groups is inviting for students. The environment sets the tone and mood for students. When students walk into your office, they need to feel welcomed as well. Here’s what my office looks like at my school:
Additionally, according to the Danielson Framework for School Social Workers it is vital that school social workers create goals and objectiv...