Lesson Plan : Effective Communication

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 Grade 9-10
 PE and Health

 Communicating Effectively
 communication, I message, active listening, body language, constructive criticism
 After this lesson, the student will be able to use basic communication skills, speaking, listening, and body language, to promote effective communication.
 After this lesson, student should be be able to: describe speech characteristics describe what active listening is give examples of nonverbal communication give examples of communication barriers define constructive criticism
  Health book
 Skill Development takes time and practice - to be a good basketball player, you need to practice dribbling. In order to have a healthy relationship, you need to master a variety of skills. One of the most important of these skills is the act of communication.
 Ask the students to list 10 things they communicated today and how they did it. Have a student model a sentence they communicated, only read, and then with body language and inflection(alteration in pitch/tone). Describe the differences. How is a phone or a computer different? Describe body language, inflection, "I" message and agree to disagree - p.266, active listening (reflective, clarifying, encouraging, and empathizing)
 Practice talking to each other about drawn topics. The topics are gererated from the students 10 communication topics. The students use active listening skills. The students use nonverbal body language - lean forward - interest, eye contact, don't interrupt, pick up on feeling clues
Checking For Understanding:
 Have students share with each other the following words and how they pertain to communication: "I" message, reflective listening, clarifying, encouraging, empathizing, nonverbal communication, stick to the subject and give the person a turn to speak, barrier to communication, constructive criticism
 What are the most important skills you have learned from this class and how will you use the skills when you leave this classroom.?

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