Effective Communication Junior

Topics to help with effective communication at the junior level include:

Types of Communicaton

Students will compare and contrast the different types of communication


Active Listening

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

Styles of Communication

Students will further breakdown communication into the four styles and discuss the pros and cons of each: passive, assertive, aggressive, passive-aggressive.

Tone of Voice and Body Language

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.

Trouble Talk

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.

"I" Messages

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.

Conflict Resolution

Learning how to work through conflict is an important skill that involves effective communication skills.