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Communication, Day 1: Non-Verbal Communication
Have your secondary special education class learn and practice effective communication skills. Both verbal and non-verbal communication is discussed and practiced. They communicate using body language, build listening skills, and discuss socially appropriate communication. This lesson plan may not be appropriate for completely non verbal or autistic students, it does involve strong eye contact and physical touch. Still, a great lesson plan.
Effective Communication for Successful Careers
Having good written communication skills is a must in today's workplace. Foster these skills by engaging learners is a discussion on how good writing skills can improve communication in the workplace. Have them write a project proposal for a formal or business audience. After they have written their papers they'll swap them with a peer for review.
Many developmentally disabled students struggle with accurately conveying messages and interpreting those of others around them, especially when they are non-verbal. This instructional activity contains fun activities and exercises, such as talking with their hands and reacting scenes, as well as great instructional support to practice these skills. Learners review body language and paraphrasing as tools for improving communication.
Fred Learns to Make Good Observations
Students learn when to speak or when to be quiet. In this communication skill lesson, students read a story that points out good communication skills. Students complete a KWL about making good observations. Students role play making good decisions about when to speak and when not to. Students answer critical thinking questions.
One -to-One Communication
Communication is how we make exchanges, plan, and obtain what we want or need. Foster business communication skills used in the work of agriculture. Intended for an agribusiness class, the lesson introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions.
Young scholars identify the qualities that contribute to effective verbal and non-verbal communication. They use those qualities as criteria by which to judge an in-class political debate on education.
Snail Mail vs. E-mail: Let the Challenge Begin
Compare past and present forms of written communication with a fable to guide your pupils in discovering the benefits of various forms of written communication.
Communication Skills: Conflict Resolution
Learners explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. In this conflict resolution lesson, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of their voice. Learners conduct discussions with classmates while employing these techniques.
Communicate - Without Talking?
Students discuss and define communication and identify different ways of communicating with people. Students then practice team building and non-verbal communication skills as they work silently in small teams to put puzzles together.
BBC Learning English, Listening Comprehension
In this specific listening comprehension worksheet, students listen to an audio file and then choose the best answer to 15 corresponding multiple choice questions. Students then respond to four questions about non-verbal communication in their own culture.
Signalizing and Non-Verbal Communications
Students are introduced to non-verbal and signals as a way to communicate. Individually, they create a flag to use in their classroom as a way to communicate with the classmates without using words. They also read a primary source document and write a journal entry to represent the author's model.
Communication Skills: Dennis Learns About Responsible Reporting Versus Tattling
Students explore communication skills by completing a worksheet in class. In this journalism lesson plan, students read the story "Dennis Learns about Responsible Reporting Vs. Tattling." Students write a review about the story and complete a KWL chart regarding journalism techniques.
The Artist As Entrepreneur: You Say Tomato, I See Tomato
Students compare phone negotiations with in person negotiations to identify the non-verbal communication that is produced in face-to-face meetings. They practice forms of non-verbal communication by reciting the alphabet and showing a particular emotion through non-verbal cues.
Walk That Line
Third graders, in groups, practice outdoors with communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity.
Developing Good Written Communication Skills and the Word Processing Student
Students are introduced to the skills needed to complete a word processing assignment. In groups, they identify the reasons why it is important to communicate in different situations and participate in role-playing exercises. They complete a pre- and post-test to discover the techniques they have acquired.
Students learn how cats communicate with humans. In this non verbal communication lesson, students learn how cats communicate with humans. Students discuss how they communicate their thoughts and feelings and the differences between verbal and non verbal communication. Students explore how cats use non verbal communication and complete a worksheet on what they've learned.
COMMUNICATION - LISTENING WORKSHOP 1: Values Awareness
Students in this workshop strive to be reflective listeners as Master Teachers. They focus on communication skills necessary to deal with common family problems and community problems.
Integrated Unit On South America
Sixth graders solve math problems using database operations, word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet formatting. They demonstrate an understanding of communication skills, math, and computer skills using information on South America.
Hair Design (Computer Simulation)
Students develop communication skills, higher level thinking skills, and problem-solving skills while exploring computer-simulated hair design.
Fun Along the Way: Technology and the Teaching of World Languages
Students record themselves saying basic biographical facts about themselves: : what their names are, where they live, how old they are, what languages they speak, and what activities they like to do. They practice their presentational communication skills. Students record their voices in technology class, where they also create a slideshow using pictures of their choice.