Communication<br />
Bell Ringer<br />“Sometimes what you say isn’t as important as how you say it.”<br />What do you think this means?<br />
Styles of Communication<br />Aggressive:  overly forceful, pushy, or hostile.<br />May involve bullying or intimidation<br...
3 Ways We Communicate<br />Speaking<br />Listening<br />Nonverbal<br />
Speaking Skills<br />“I” message: a statement that focuses on your feelings rather than on someone else’s behavior. <br />...
“I” Messages<br />3 INGREDIENTS<br />Event<br />Consequence of that event<br />Feeling<br />How the event made you feel<br...
Changing a “You” message to an “I” message<br />Partner Activity (10 minutes)<br />“When you came home late, I wasn’t able...
Listening Skills<br />Active Listening: paying close attention to what someone is saying and communicating.<br />4 Listeni...
4 Listening Skills<br />
Role Playing Scenarios<br />Activity<br />Have students get in partners<br />Come up with a situation where one of you is ...
Nonverbal Communication<br />Body Language: nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and p...
What Different Nonverbal Cues Mean<br />Crossed Arms<br />Closed off.  Implies resistance. Not listening or interested.<br...
Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication<br />Read Article (10 minutes)<br />Discuss (5 minutes)<br />
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  1. 1. Communication<br />
  2. 2. Bell Ringer<br />“Sometimes what you say isn’t as important as how you say it.”<br />What do you think this means?<br />
  3. 3. Styles of Communication<br />Aggressive: overly forceful, pushy, or hostile.<br />May involve bullying or intimidation<br />May not pay attention to others’ thoughts, feelings, or needs.<br />Passive: unwilling or unable to express thoughts and feelings in a direct or firm manner.<br />Putting others’ needs ahead of your own<br />Dislike conflict/ will go out of way to avoid arguments<br />Assertive: expressing your views clearly and respectfully.<br />Standing up for your rights while respecting the rights of others<br />Negotiating and compromising<br />
  4. 4. 3 Ways We Communicate<br />Speaking<br />Listening<br />Nonverbal<br />
  5. 5. Speaking Skills<br />“I” message: a statement that focuses on your feelings rather than on someone else’s behavior. <br />Replace “You” messages with “I” messages<br />
  6. 6. “I” Messages<br />3 INGREDIENTS<br />Event<br />Consequence of that event<br />Feeling<br />How the event made you feel<br />Example: “When you came home late (event), I wasn’t able to get to my dance recital on time (consequence) and I was really upset about it (feeling).”<br />
  7. 7. Changing a “You” message to an “I” message<br />Partner Activity (10 minutes)<br />“When you came home late, I wasn’t able to get to my dance recital on time,and I was really upset about it .”<br />You are always late!! Why are you so inconsiderate? You made me miss my recital!<br />
  8. 8. Listening Skills<br />Active Listening: paying close attention to what someone is saying and communicating.<br />4 Listening Skills<br />
  9. 9. 4 Listening Skills<br />
  10. 10. Role Playing Scenarios<br />Activity<br />Have students get in partners<br />Come up with a situation where one of you is talking and the other one practices ONE of the four listening skills. <br />The class guesses what skill it is.<br />15-20 minutes<br />
  11. 11. Nonverbal Communication<br />Body Language: nonverbal communication through gestures, facial expressions, behaviors, and posture.<br />Sometimes what we say is not as important as HOW we say it.<br />Everything we do sends a message!<br />
  12. 12. What Different Nonverbal Cues Mean<br />Crossed Arms<br />Closed off. Implies resistance. Not listening or interested.<br />A nose rub<br />Linked with deception. Could mean you’re lying or trying to hide the truth. <br />A barrier<br />You’re too close. Back off.<br />A hand placed under the chin<br />Contemplative. Making a decision.<br />Feet pointed toward the door<br />Ready to leave. The feet are the most honest part of the body. What direction are they facing?<br />A back of the neck scratch<br />Concerned or have questions.<br />Mirroring<br />Shows interest. You find the speaker favorable.<br />Forward lean/decrease in backwards lean<br />Indicates positive sentiment and interest.<br />Eye Contact<br />Shows interest, attention, and involvement.<br />Raised Eyebrow<br />May indicate skepticism or interest, depending on how it is done.<br />Avoiding Eye Contact<br />dishonesty or discomfort<br />
  13. 13. Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication<br />Read Article (10 minutes)<br />Discuss (5 minutes)<br />

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