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6th Grade LifeSkills - Communication

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Tim Petree

on 4 April 2016

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Transcript of 6th Grade LifeSkills - Communication

How do you define communication?
Types of Communication
Have you played "Telephone"?
Is the message of the first person ever the same as the original message?
Why does the message change when playing "Telephone"?
Why are we talking about this?
6th Grade LifeSkills
Communication is the act of expressing oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood.
When has effective communication taken place?
Effective communication exists between two persons when the receiver interprets the message in the same way the sender intended it.
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Verbal communication refers to the specific words that we use and our voice inflections (tone of our voice).
Audiovisual material
Nonverbal communication refers to body language (e.g. mannerisms, facial expressions, body positions, body and hand gestures, etc.)
What percent of communication is nonverbal?
To communicate effectively, verbal and nonverbal messages should be the same. Many communication difficulties result when our words contradict our nonverbal behavior.
Chromebook Activity
Split up into pairs, create a google doc with your partner, and find five different images that depict different types of body language.

Under each image, try to interpret the message being given in the picture.
We frequently communicate a message that is somewhat different from the one we intend to send.

Sometimes our unconscious feelings are manifested in the form of nonverbal behavior.

It is important that we be conscious of the messages we are sending.
What is meant by the word
A misunderstanding is a failure in communication that results when the receiver understands the meaning of a message differently than it was intended by the sender.
By yourself, complete Worksheet 19 on page 66!
Skills for Avoiding Misunderstandings
Send the same message on verbal and nonverbal channels

Be specific (on the part of the sender - instead of saying "late," specify a time)

Ask questions (What questions could a sender ask? What about a receiver?

Paraphrase the message back to the speaker - that is restate in your own words what you think the sender means
With a partner, complete Worksheet 20 on page 68!
Asking Questions
Why is asking questions important?
Asking question can dramatically improve your understanding of what someone means. We can clarify thing that may either be poorly communicated or difficult to communicate.
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