Students consider strategies that help with listening
All Catch Challenge Activity
Group activity gets students using strategies to respond to challenge
Alternate Ending: Historical Leaders
Historical Leaders provide the context to map challenge responses
Alternate Ending: Personal History
Personal choices provide the context to map challenge responses
Body Language 1
Analyze short videos about body language
Body Language 2
Watch video clips to observe and discuss the use of different body language
A series of broad discussion questions on challenge
Communication Goes Two Ways
Students try out an activity that requires clear two-way communication to be successful
A series of broad discussion questions on communication
Learn three common communication styles through skits
Conflict and Disagreement: Lost at Sea
Group activity and discussion on handling disagreement.
A series of broad discussion questions on conflict
Students review ideas on conflict and collaborate to come up with a definition.
Students give feedback to self and group
Give One Get One Challenge Ideas
Format for sharing ideas and perspectives on challenge
Discussion and group activity provide opportunity to assess behaviors around challenge.
All contribute towards what is important about communication
Use quotes to explain personal ideas on leadership
Students reflect on strategies to overcome challenges based on their experience with the Keypunch activity.
Students will research leaders in small groups and end with a hosting a Gallery Walk.
Activity to narrow down important ideas.
A series of broad discussion questions on leadership
Students share appreciations for each other
Good questions that help students reflect.
Look back on previous ideas of leadership
River Crossing Challenge
Students participate in a group activity that requires skills such as collaboration, support, problem solving, flexibility, and trust.
Rock, Leaf, Stick Reflection
Hands on way to reflect on personal takeaways
Seeking to Understand: Identity Poker
An activity for students to reflect on self, and listen and learn from the group
Silent Line Up
Group activity that requires the use of various SEL skills.
Reflection on student assets and the web of strength they create
Facilitated discussion protocol for reflection
The Danger of a Single Story
Seeking new perspectives is vital to effective communication. Watch this video and discuss how listening and learning is important.
View from My Window
An activity that promotes multiple perspective-taking