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Content Outline, Activities and Teaching Strategies
Option 1: Constructive Destructive Communication Discussion
Show video clips of destructive communication:
In order to complete the performance objective have students fill out the Let's Communicate Worksheet (pdf) to review the destructive communications by checking them on the list. Have the students fill in the communication technique with a destructive communication type and then write a destructive communication example.
Have two students come to the front of the room and read / role play the Constructive Communication scene (pdf).
Discuss constructive communication techniques while student's fill in the listening guide (pdf).
Have students recall or construct examples of each of the types of constructive communication techniques. Share their ideas with the rest of the class.
Show video clips of constructive communication:
Use the worksheet Let's Communicate (pdf) to review the constructive communications by checking them on the list. Then have the students fill in the communication technique.
In order for students to understand how to use constructive communication using "I" message have students practice in small groups writing "I" messages on the You Message to I Messages (pdf).
To finish the performance activity hand out the performance handout as an assignment.
For more discussion information read the attached article Be Constructive, Not Destructive (pdf).
Option 2: Communication Demos
Option 3: Video Clips
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