Social Thinking

Introduction to Social Thinking

What is Social Thinking?

Social Thinking is an important component of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) tool kit in the Sequim School District. Our Speech Language Pathologists and many of our counselors, teachers and paraeducators use social thinking concepts and materials to help students learn to function more effectively in the classroom and playground. A number of or staff have received training from “Social Thinking®,” an organization started and lead by Michelle Garcia Winner.

Excerpts from the Social Thinking® website:

“Our mission at Social Thinking® is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives.”

“At Social Thinking®, our mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We create unique treatment frameworks and strategies to help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals. These goals often include sharing space effectively with others, learning to work as part of a team, and developing relationships of all kinds: with family, friends, classmates, co-workers, romantic partners, and more.”

Sequim School District Social Thinking Materials

We have a district lending library containing most of the teaching materials developed by and made available by the Social Thinking® organization. The Sequim School District social thinking library inventory can be seen by clicking on the link in the column to the left. 

Materials Checkout

If you are a Sequim School District employee, you may checkout social thinking materials by contacting Matt Duchow (mduchow@sequim.k12.wa.us) in the Learning Support Services office.

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