Research from Harvard University says social skills are the top factor for getting a job. Is your teen prepared? Smile & Succeed for Teens is an attention grabbing crash course in social skills that leads to A's in school, rich and meaningful relationships with their parents and peers, and a fulfilling career. For middle and high school age kids. Ages 12+.Get A Good Job. Make More Money. Make A Difference.
A CRASH COURSE IN SOCIAL SKILLS AND JOB SKILLS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS. This book was written with LOTS of valuable input from teens! In fact, I spent 9 months getting input from teens to ensure the language and message was heard. Which is why teens are reading it and loving it (really!). Perfect for middle school and high school age teens and tweens.
This book, developed in collaboration with a team of students, parents and educators, works. There is no other book like it! It is direct and easy to read, with illustrations and captions that support the content and provide additional learning.
-Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence in family friendly products
-Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom
-IPPY Gold Award recognizing excellence
"I love Smile & Succeed for Teens! The tips work. This book is amazing!"
-Nova Rayner, teenager
Check out this excerpt from the book — “Say Please and Thank You”.
Excerpt From Inside the Book
Make sure you are aware of your body language. It says much more about you than you think. Send the message that you are confident, have a positive attitude, and act professionally.
Although written for teens ages 12-19+, the book is perfect for tweens too! Many parents are buying the book for 10 and 11 year olds, and some for kids 8 and 9. (Some teachers are even using it for 4th and 5th grade students.)
Smile & Succeed for Teens makes it easy to quickly teach your middle school and high school students the people skills they need to succeed!
Easily Fits into Your Current Curriculum
The perfect supplement book-choose one or more activity from the book to do per day, per week, or per month in whatever order works best for you and your students.
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FREE PDF Teaching Guide with your purchase of a classroom pack(s).
The book was tested and reviewed by teachers. Read this glowing Teacher evaluation of Smile & Succeed for Teens from Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Awards.
Alicia, a teacher, tested the book at her middle school in Flat Rock, MI. Alicia says, "My principal came up to me at graduation and said, "Your students all had good eye contact and firm handshakes. I excpeted poor eye contact and loosey goosy handshakes." I told her, "They read Smile & Succeed for Teens!"
"The book is a fun and an easy read. I love the format: easy to read, big print, bold titles, wired tips, straight to the point, pictures. Definitely recommend!"
-Teacher Evaluation, Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award
Homeschoolers find Smile & Succeed for Teens extremely useful and effective. Teens learn how to make good eye contact, engage friends, prepare for an interview and get that job. It's all here in a quick, easy crash course.
“It definitely has the potential to be a total life changing book…”
—THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MAGAZINE
Numerous illustrations with helpful captions make it easy for teens and tweens with autism to quickly and easly learn important people skills. Making eye contact, smiling, saying hello, introducing yourself, and much more are covered. Read this review from The Art of Autism.
"Smile & Succeed for Teens is a great book for teens with autism. This includes high functioning autistic children."
Holly Fadie, Speech-Language Pathologist, MS CCC SLP, Boston Children's Hospital
"I recommend this book"
The Art of Autism book review
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Students with autism, Down syndrome, ADHD, etc. who often need help with life skills will greatly benefit from reading this book."
Special Needs Book Review Read the review from Special Needs Book Review
Watch the video interview about the book Smile & Succeed for Teens below with Autism Live, "Developing Social Skills" :
"A helpful guide without wasted words or time."
Metro Parent Magazine
“Our staff love the books in our Young Adult programs. Thanks again!”
—Dr. Jennifer Scott-Burton, Executive Director , Special Education, Washtenaw ISD
“I recommend the book. The book is illustrated nicely throughout which makes the reading speed along and provides some opportunities to learn a concept visually. "
—Jerry Hillyer, Special Education Teacher, OH
—Special Needs Book Review Read the review from Special Needs Book Review
"This multiple award winning book provides teens with a quick, easy, and fun way to improve their skills."
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“I bought this book last week for my special education class and already I see that their attitudes have improved. They are smiling, making eye contact and engaging me in conversation-all things they learned from the book! Smile & Succeed for Teens really makes a positive difference in their lives.”
—Teacher, Special Education, Southeast MI
Smile & Succeed for Teens is very popular with special education teachers for use in the classroom. This unique one of a kind book teaches critical face-to-face communication skills such as eye contact, body language, how to shake hands, job skills and MUCH more! All in a quick, easy to read crash course!
Perfect for middle and high school special education classes.
Lexile: 720L (4th grade reading level)