Students will compare and contrast the different types of communication
Students will describe and demonstrate an understanding of active listening behaviour and its importance.Students will learn what active listening looks, sounds and feels like, as well as the role of paraphrasing and asking thoughtful questions when actively listening
Students will further breakdown communication into the four styles and discuss the pros and cons of each: passive, assertive, aggressive, passive-aggressive.
When it comes to tone of voice, it’s not just about what you say, it’s how you say it. When you speak, other people “read” your voice in addition to listening to your words.
Asking for consent and giving consent for any behaviour is very important. You have the right to say “no” to any behavior that you do not want to engage in at any point, for any reason, and your partner must respect your decision.
Spreading rumours, gossiping, saying hurtful things, and sharing information that is not yours to share are all examples of “trouble talk”. Students will not only explore what trouble talk is , but will also look at ways to avoid it.
The “I” message is a statement that promotes non-defensive communication, helping students move away from blame to taking responsibility for clearly communicating their feelings in a situation.