Week 2 – Assignment
Influence of Peers
The influence of peers during childhood can have a long-lasting effect on a person throughout his or her life. In this assignment, keep in mind at least three different ways in which teachers and/or parents can intervene to help improve a child’s social skills and relationship with peers. It is the adult’s responsibility to enhance a relationship with peers, rather than be the relationship.
Use the information from your text to construct a PowerPoint presentation that provides your suggestions for parents/educators. In addition, give a short explanation of why these suggestions will encourage positive peer relationships. You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook and required readings to support your suggestions.
The PowerPoint presentation must include:
a. Title slide (one slide)
b. A description of how and an explanation of why the influence of peers during childhood can have a long-lasting effect on a person throughout his or her life (two slides).
c. At least six slides summarizing at least three different ways in which teachers and/or parents can intervene to help improve a child’s social skills and relationship with peers. Please note that the content of each slide should appear in the notes section, while the slide itself should contain the information that would be presented to the teachers and/or parents.
d. Conclusion slide that clearly explains why the teachers and/or parents should review this material (one to two slides)
e. Reference slide with at least three scholarly sources and the course text properly cited (one slide). The references should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.