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CTE/Education & Training Curriculum Adult Roles and Financial Literacy
Lesson Plans

Strand 4

Students will identify effective communication in interpersonal relationships and ways to develop meaningful relationships in the family unit.

Standard 2

Identify positive and negative nonverbal communication.
  • Destructive and Constructive Communication Techniques
    Students will identify types of communication styles, types of destructive communication and constructive communication, and practice using I-messages.
  • Non-verbal Communication: Distance and Space
    Nonverbal Day

    The majority of our communication is nonverbal. Nonverbal communication is often referred to as body language. Body language includes facial expression, posture, eye contact, gestures and many other subtle signals that we all interpret subconsciously. Body language is something that is learned. When there is a conflict between verbal and non-verbal communication we always believe the nonverbal. Culture, regional area and even gender can influence nonverbal communication.

    Body Language Day

    Our comfort level around people is greatly affected by distance and space. Distance and space are a part of our nonverbal communication/body language.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialists - Lola  Shipp or Ashley  Higgs and see the CTE/Education & Training website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA  LONGHURST.

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