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Assertive Communication: A Lesson Plan. Children and youth face many conflicts at home and at school.

Assertive Communication: A Lesson Plan

Is there a better way to respond to conflict than our usual ‘fight or flight’ response? Children hurt others or hurt themselves when they do not know how to manage conflict in their lives or respect the needs of others. For example, about 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied. Some students avoid cafeterias, restrooms, and hallways because of their fear of a possible conflict with a bully. Now more than ever, it is important to equip students with the communication tools and problem solving skills to stay safe, maintain healthy relationships and be well.

Objectives: 1. 2. Lesson 1: Recognizing Assertive Communication. Name(s) of student(s): Age and grade level: Goal from IEP connected to lesson: Objective from IEP connected to lesson: Purpose of lesson: To learn to recognize assertive, aggressive, and passive forms of communication.

Lesson 1: Recognizing Assertive Communication

RELATIONSHIPS: Honest Communication. Being A Good Listener. Sign in - Google Accounts. Being Assertive. Yr 9 Assertiveness Scenarios. Friendships Links & QR Codes. Tips for communicating. This can help with: Talking to people Getting stuff off your chest Solving arguments Making yourself understood Making friends Styles of communication The way you communicate has a big impact on your ability to get on with people and get the things that you want.

Tips for communicating

Good communication skills can help you to avoid conflict and to solve problems. Open and honest communication is also important for making friends and having healthy relationships. Communication can be expressed in an aggressive, passive or assertive style. Aggressive Communication is expressed in a forceful and hostile manner, and usually involves alienating messages such as you-statements (blaming the other person and accusing them of being wrong or at fault) and labelling. In addition, the person's tone of voice and facial expressions are unfriendly. Assertive Communication involves clearly expressing what you think, how you feel and what you want, without demanding that you must have things your way.

Body language 1. 2. 3. Listening skills worth having. This can help with: Making friends Helping people out Learning to communicate better Solving arguments Why listen?

Listening skills worth having

Listening isn't just the part of communication where you take breaths. There's a massive upside to having some listening skills. You can help your friends, and people will be more likely to trust what you say. How to be an expert listener Let them talk If someone's telling you something difficult or important for them, don't cut over them with a story about yourself, even if it's relevant. Don't judge If someone comes to you with a problem, try to be a friend without saying things that might damage them. Tips for communicating. I feel statement formula. How Assertive am I. Friendships Links & QR Codes. Tips for communicating. You Versus I Statements. All about problem solving. This can help if: You're facing a difficult problem You're feeling overwhelmed by your options You want to learn how to make better decisions Why problem solving is useful Let’s face it; problems can really suck.

All about problem solving

When things are going wrong, it can have a really negative impact on how we feel – and make us feel depressed, down trodden or frustrated. However, problem solving can help you counter these sorts of crappy feelings. Not every problem is 100% solve-able, and sometimes there’s very little you can do. How to problem solve While some problems are easily sorted out, others aren’t so straightforward, but learning problem solving steps can help increase your chances of reaching a successful outcome. Step 1. Other things you can try Although problem-solving usually helps us to find solutions, in some situations, in spite of our best efforts, we still can’t fix something.

WinWinWorksheet. Teen Health - Health Topics - Conflict and negotiation. Conflict; anger; consequences; win-win; solutions; resolution; negotiate; disagreement; problems; active; listening; negotiation; We all face conflict at some time in our lives.

Teen Health - Health Topics - Conflict and negotiation

But it doesn't always have to be negative. It doesn't have to end up as a war! In fact, if you learn skills to deal with conflict, there can be some really positive and satisfying outcomes. Conflict is when people disagree on an issue, or can't get along well. Conflict happens in personal relationships, with family, parents, caregivers, friends, partners, teachers and work mates. Conflict can result in changes, often for the better.