Discover the Social Detective & Superflex Series—more than 447,000 copies sold worldwide
If you’re looking for a highly engaging social emotional learning curriculum that teaches social observation, social awareness, perspective taking, flexible thinking, and self-regulation, you’ve come to the right place! Our award-winning Social Detective & Superflex Series is where to start to help children ages 5-10+ learn how to make sense of our complex social world and then figure out how to best navigate within it to meet their social goals.
Students first learn how to become Social Detectives who observe what’s going on around them, read social situations, and interpret clues. They then learn about flexible thinking and self-regulation through Superflex, our very popular motivational tool that empowers them to explore their social strengths and challenges and learn strategies for adapting more flexibly to social situations and taking control of their thinking to manage their challenges to meet their goals.
To help you teach your students foundational social emotional learning (SEL), we suggest our brand new You Are a Social Detective! Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide, an easy-to-use curriculum that fits into your current teaching day. It provides 10 fun, structured lesson plans and visual tools to support building students’ social attention, social interpretation, and self-awareness—the foundation for social emotional learning for everyone.
Explore below our award-winning print products, discounted product bundles, online training, and free stuff to supplement teaching the Social Detective & Superflex Series in your school, home, community, or clinic.
Classroom Teaching Example
In this short 10-minute video, Ann, a 3rd grade teacher, provides a real-life classroom example of how to teach Lesson #3: Clue Collector Club from our new You Are a Social Detective Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide. Watch Ann teach her students how Social Detectives use the situation (place + people + what’s happening) to collect clues and create their own social magnifying glass.
Help your students become Social Detectives with this easy-to-use curriculum that fits into your current teaching day.
Start with Social Detective to build the foundation for social emotional learning
After setting the foundation, introduce the Superflex Curriculum to teach about self-regulation toward behavior change (save 10% on bundles)
Use these storybooks, games & visual supports in any order with your students after working through the Superflex Curriculum
Part 2: Using Social Competencies to Navigate in the Social World
Series Name: Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social Emotional Learning: Teaching the Concepts with Fidelity
In this second part of a two-part series, you will learn how to teach with fidelity the award-winning You are a Social Detective! and Superflex…A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum to boost social awareness and self-regulation. We continue to explore many different social thinking strategies for navigating in the social world. Learn how to teach Superflex in the mainstream classroom, in-person, or online. Discover the dos and don’ts when using Social Thinking® teaching materials.
Free Webinars—Learn Essential Social Thinking Concepts for Free
Perspective Taking in the Classroom
How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 8-11
Help Your Students Learn to Help Themselves
The Social Thinking - Social Competency Model
Flexible & Stuck Thinking
#8 in Our Series of 10 Core Concepts
The foundation of our work provides interventionists (teachers, speech-language pathologists, therapists, clinicians, parents) and social learners with frameworks, tools, skills, and a shared language for understanding the social world. Our goal is to help people learn explicitly how to engage in social information processing: how to attend, interpret, problem solve, and respond in any situation—the thinking and doing skills that will promote well-being.
At some point we all struggle in social situations. Engaging in a social emotional thinking/feeling-based process can be difficult at times for everyone in the social world. Our role as interventionists is to help empower social learners with strategies for understanding that we all share social expectations, thoughts, feelings, make mistakes, and try again as we learn to navigate our way toward our social goals. The practical nature of our teaching and the concrete way we explain social concepts helps engage people in social learning not only about themselves but about others.
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