With all the behavior issues in my classroom I am thinking that maybe I need to clear out my afternoons and focus on some instruction in social skills because a lot of my students behaviors are impeding their academic success. Maybe it'll make the academic part go smoother if I really follow through on this. I was thinking of taking a new skill each week Ex: What to do when I get upset, How to be polite to others, Using Social Niceties etc. and making it our theme. My problem is exactly how to go about it. I've learned about Social Stories in college, but have never had a population of kids who could really benefit from them until now. So this is what I want to know: Does anyone teach social skills in their classrooms? What works and what doesn't? Do you have any resources you can share? What are some good suggestions for themes to teach children with behavior problems?