Week 33 -- "Communication Skills to Use with Teachers, Employers, and Parents" -- Grade 12

Week 33 -- "Communication Skills to Use with Teachers, Employers, and Parents" -- Grade 12

Communication Skills to Use with Teachers, Employers, and Parents

Grade 12

 

Brief Summary: This lesson explores the nature of communication and why it is important to have high-quality, effective communication skills. Students will learn various ways we communicate, including verbally and non-verbally, as well as steps they can take to have effective communication skills with teachers, employers, parents, or any other relationship that is important to them. 

 

Lesson Objectives

  1. Students will identify reasons why communication skills are important to them. 
  2. Students will describe the differences between verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. 
  3. Students will discuss the reasons why communication may need to be different in different settings (e.g., with friends versus with an employer).

 

Shared Vocabulary:

  1. None

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. Communication skills are an important aspect of life and it takes time and patience to develop these skills. 
  2. We cannot get our needs met or help others if we don’t communicate effectively. 
  3. There are different ways to communicate, and you need to know how to use each one in both formal and informal settings. 

 

Continue the Conversation: 

  1. The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing: 
    1. How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling? 
    2. What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
  2. Self, Others, World: 
    1. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself? 
    2. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family? 
    3. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
  3. How has communication changed during your time in high school? How do you think this has affected your ability to communicate in various formats (e.g., verbal, non-verbal, online, etc.)?

 

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