Lesson Plan - Interpersonal Communication

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  • 1. Instructional Plan Teacher-Student Communication Staff Development Lessons Introduction This instructional plan provides three problem-based series of lessons incorporating principles of interpersonal communication that a professional teacher, instructor, or trainer can apply to create an engaging learning environment, develop better teacher-student relationships, and become the professional that makes learning enjoyable for the learner. This plan integrates classroom technology and applications that allows the professional to explore these communication principles and disciplines at a deeper level. Steven Ortiz Stephanie Hill Alexander Yevette McGowen April 16, 2007
  • 2. I N S T R U C T I O N A L P L A N 2 Table of Contents Introduction.....................................................................................................1 Lesson I: Interpersonal Communication in the Classroom ............................3 Lesson II: Rapport ..........................................................................................7 Lesson III: Learning with Metaphors ............................................................10 Implementation Plan.....................................................................................14 Computer Use .....................................................................................14 Rotation of Computer..........................................................................14 Computer Teaming and Team Roles .................................................14 Internet Use Guidelines ......................................................................15 Internet Downloads .............................................................................15 Learner Help .......................................................................................15 Troubleshooting ..................................................................................15 Close of Class ..............................................................................................15 Lesson Rubric ..............................................................................................16 Diverse Learner Modifications......................................................................17
  • 3. T E A C H E R - S T U D E N T C O M M U N I C A T I O N 3 Lesson I: Interpersonal Communication in the Classroom Title Interpersonal Communication in the Classroom Author Stephanie Hill Alexander Subject Area Communication Teacher-Student Level Grades 7 12, college level Standards This lesson meets regional, state, and national standards for teacher training in content and technology. Lesson Summary Problems exists in a classroom when students and teachers often do not interact effectively, resulting in misunderstandings and ineffective expression of information. This lesson plan can be used in any classroom to prevent interpersonal communication problems or in a classroom where students and teachers are not communicating effectively. Instructional Goal The goal of the lesson plan is to incorporate interpersonal communication techniques into teacher professional training. Learning Objectives and Computer Functions Objectives - By the end of training: Objective 1: Students will be able to describe the communication loop and identify its components. Objective 2: Students will be able to name and illustrate at least 3 ways communication can become garbled within the communication loop. Objective 3: Students will be able to quote examples of listening techniques. Objective 4: Students will be able to compare I and you statements and explain the features of each. Objective 5: Students will be able to define nonverbal communication and explain why nonverbal communication is valuable. Objective 6: Students will be able to analyze their communication to find problems and restate communication more effectively. Problem Problem Nature: Poor interpersonal communication Problem Data: Imagine suddenly that no one was listening to you when you were talking. Imagine suddenly no one understanding you when you talked. Imagine you were not able to understand others when they
  • 4. T E A C H E R - S T U D E N T C O M M U N I C A T I O N 4 Title Interpersonal Communication in the Classroom tried to talk to you. How can these problems be solved? How can communication be improved? We are going to investigate components of effective communication, and how individuals can improve their skills in communication, both sending and receiving communication. If you could write a play that illustrates individuals effectively communicating, how would that sound? Problem The problem is misunderstanding and ineffective expression of Statement: information occurs in the classroom where students and teachers have poor interact. Data Manipulation Computer Functions Integration Strategies Organization Strategies Internet Research Query and filter data Word processing Write a play Illustrate Spreadsheet Create a spreadsheet of terms Input, sort data Elaboration What websites can you find about communication? Strategies What have you learned about the communication loop after conducting your internet search? Think Sheet Can you name the communication loops components? Questions What problems can arise in communication? After your internet research, can you make up examples of listening techniques? What is an I statement? A you statement? What is nonverbal communication? Can you portray nonverbal communication to others in your learning team? What problems affect communication? How can you restate and improve your communication? Results Write and perform a play or series of skits Presentation Create a spreadsheet of terms and definitions Sorted the terms in ascending and descending order Activities Before using the Introduce students to the material by showing current sitcom clips computer illustrating difficulties in communication. Ask volunteers to read provided copies of the comedy routine of Abbott and Costello called Whos On First? which will also illustrate communication snafus. Ask students to share examples of communication difficulties they
  • 5. T E A C H E R - S T U D E N T C O M M U N I C A T I O N 5 Title Interpersonal Communication in the Classroom have had in their lives. Finally, I will go through an Excel tutorial to share an introduction with the students. Student will brainstorm ideas about topics While using the Research interpersonal communication terms and concepts on the computer Web. Suggested websites for use http://college.hmco.com/collegesurvival/ellis/master_student/10e/stu dents/resources/ch08.html http://novaonline.nvcc.edu/eli/spd110td/interper/index.html http://www.pertinent.com/articles/communication/index.asp http://www.uh.edu/crc/intcomm.html http://www.articles911.com/Communication/Interpersonal_Communi cation/ Create a spreadsheet of interpersonal communication terms, concepts, and associated definitions. Write dialogue for a play or skits Group Students will work together write and perform a play or series of skits Information that illustrate the knowledge and techniques for effective communication they have learned. After using the Discuss new ideas related to material Computer Students will show they can manipulate the data by exhibiting the information sorted in different manners by showing sheets with new terms in ascending order, and new terms in descending order Rehearse play/skits. Supporting Students will work together to conceive of and create a poster that Activities illustrates the communication loop. Students will also work collaboratively to create storyboards that depict the scenes in his or her play or skits. Finally, student groups will discuss among