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Content Outline, Activities and Teaching Strategies
Option 1: Levels of Communication
The teacher should write the topic on the board / PowerPoint presentation that the class should share.
The teacher should share a personal example with the class, then turn the time to the groups to share with each other. As the groups are about to finish each round, the teacher should then introduce the next topic by sharing a personal example.
Tell the students when they hear the teachers voice that means there is no more talking.
When everyone has finished, have the students move their desks back to their usual places to have a discussion.
What are some things that happened in your group? (Example: On topics three or four, someone said "I went first last time, it is your turn", or maybe eye contact was lost. Voices become more quiet, less confident, not as much laughter.)
Why is it more difficult to share personal qualities and compliments?
Option 2: Show Video Clips of Levels of Communication
Discuss with the students the topic of relationships and the levels of communication. Refer to the teacher notes entitled Video Clips/Relationships and the Levels of Communication (pdf).
Option 3: Discussion on the Validating Process
Option 4: Practice Validating Activity
Sharing our ideas and feelings is generally reserved for those whom we trust. Trust is a function of
confidence, commitment, and time. We generally share our essence with those we've known a long
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