80% of all conflict is a result of mis- or ineffective communication.
3-6 grade deepened their understanding of skills to build on to be an effective listener;
Self control and to stay engaged in the conversation- (not letting ones mind wander) as well as a desire to give respect through
wanting to hear and understand
the individuals point of view are the cornerstones of effective listening.
We again, using various words, were reminded of the varying degrees of definitions for our everyday words.
-No homework –
1/2 grade again focused on
– stating what you need-
People aren’t mind readers, if we have a need we must communicate it rather than getting sad, nippy, or
enacting the silent treatment.
*State the fact( in each and every situation)
*Always- include the feeling
*State what you need
( fact- little bro took the last cookie,
feeling – I am Mad, I was going to eat it
what do I need- someone to listen, and allow me to have frustration
and my retaliation will dissolve
Telephone ( garbled communication)
game- ( the kids Loved it, lots of laughter)
K-1 we listened to
Uncle Wiggley and the Lion
Hot potato game
– No homework-
Very sincerely in service,
Don’t spend life- Invest in life