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 and job skills that leads to A's in school, 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! Author Kirt Manecke 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!).
-Mom's Choice Gold Award honoring excellence in family friendly products
-Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom
-IP Gold Award recognizing excellence
"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!"
-Alicia Quintana, Teacher, Summit Academy, Flat Rock, MI
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.)
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. Whether you purchase 2,000 books for your district like Toledo Public Schools did, or a 30 book Classroom Pack like Mumford High School, we can accomodate your needs.
Learn about the Classroom Packs.
FREE PDF Teaching Guide with your purchase of a classroom pack(s).
"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
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
"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
Video interview with Autism Live, "Developing Social Skills" below.
“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
Lexile: 720L (4th grade reading level)
"A helpful guide without wasted words or time."
Metro Parent Magazine
Video: Smile & Succeed for Teens Social Skills and Job Skills School Presentation with Kirt Manecke