Lesson Plan : Effective Communication

Teacher Name:
 Bjustrom
Grade:
 Grade 9-10
Subject:
 PE and Health

Topic:
 Communicating Effectively
Content:
 communication, I message, active listening, body language, constructive criticism
Goals:
 After this lesson, the student will be able to use basic communication skills, speaking, listening, and body language, to promote effective communication.
Objectives:
 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
Materials:
  Health book
Introduction:
 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.
Development:
 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:
 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
Closure:
 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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