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April 2012    

ED class supports students' social skills

ESC Teacher Alex Beekman helps students become more aware of their behavior in his Grandview Heights classroom.

Alex Beekman’s classroom, located at Grandview Heights Edison Intermediate Middle School, has students with social and emotional difficulties. The class convenes for group the last school period each day and Beekman believes that having the social skills group this frequently raises the students’ awareness of their behavior throughout the day.

“I think students with behavioral disabilities often have trouble understanding how the other person is thinking right then and there in the situation,” Beekman said. “This gives them time to reflect on that."

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