Week 33 -- "Communication Skills to Use with Teachers, Employers, and Parents" -- Grade 12
Communication Skills to Use with Teachers, Employers, and Parents
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.
- Students will identify reasons why communication skills are important to them.
- Students will describe the differences between verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.
- Students will discuss the reasons why communication may need to be different in different settings (e.g., with friends versus with an employer).
- Communication skills are an important aspect of life and it takes time and patience to develop these skills.
- We cannot get our needs met or help others if we don’t communicate effectively.
- 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:
- The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing:
- How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling?
- What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
- Self, Others, World:
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
- 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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