Respecting the Ideas of Others

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Communicating clearly is one part of a successful conversation, but listening to others is just as important. Individuals with special needs plan calm responses and reactions to differing opinions with a collaborative activity.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Set up a Socratic seminar format for learners to model conversation skills with different viewpoints, and have their peers observe
  • Encourage parents to practice having conversations with their children in which they each have different opinions
  • Use with autistic pupils 
Classroom Considerations

  • Use topics that are not controversial so individuals can focus on developing their skills
  • Provides a T-chart organizer, but any informational graphic organizer or brainstorming form works
Pros

  • Graphic organizer is versatile for multiple uses
  • Lesson is differentiated by age group (child, adolescent, adult)
Cons

  • None