Social skills are the abilities to interact with other people in acceptable ways that will lead to beneficial outcomes.

In the school setting improved social skills result in:
• increased student time spent on-task in the classroom
• increased student productivity
• enhanced learning environments in the classrooms and school campus
• bolstered student self-esteem gained by the reassurance of knowing how to interact positively with peers, teachers and parents.

The educational strategies of the project involve:
• Engaging students by role-playing interactions between people using (non-working) cell phones, pagers and cordless telephones in the classroom.
• Involving students in dramatizations of real-life situations in which the rules of acceptable social conduct must be followed.
• Following lesson plans that conform with the elements of quality instruction and best practices.
• Identifying variations in the delivery of the lessons to make accommodations in the instruction style and to provide scaffolding when needed.
• Incorporating a “prop box” to provide classroom materials for role playing and for creating intriguing characters.
• Completing instructional worksheets for inclusion in a portfolio-like collection. Word banks and other accommodations are provided for special needs students