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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 may not be appropriate for completely non verbal or autistic students, it does involve strong eye contact and physical touch. Still, a great lesson.
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 lesson 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.
Learners learn when to speak or when to be quiet. In this communication skill lesson, students read a story that points out good communication skills. Learners complete a KWL about making good observations. Students role play making good decisions about when to speak and when not to. Learners answer critical thinking questions.
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 instructional activity introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions.
Students 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. Students conduct discussions with classmates while employing these techniques.
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.
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded discussions with the class by using what's here in the presentation as a jumping-off point. All the teacher would have to do to expand the lesson is ask the class to share some examples.
Learners 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.
Students explore communication skills by completing a worksheet in class. For this journalism lesson, 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.
Students learn how cats communicate with humans. In this non verbal communication lesson plan, 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.
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.
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.