Presentation on theme: "Ms. Almond 2014 Teen Living Question of the Day"— Presentation transcript:
1 Ms. Almond 2014 Teen Living Question of the Day Did you run into any roadblocks this weekend? And if so how did you get over them?Autobiography Presentations
2 Duck Pond StoryDuck Pond Story - Listen carefully as I read and draw what I say below. You will not have time to erase and start over so LISTEN CAREFULLY! I will say each sentence only once!
3 Interpersonal Skills A. Communication Is the process of conveying information in such a way that the message is received and understood.There are two categories: Verbal and Non-Verbal.
4 VerbalVerbal communication involves the use of actual WORDS and is facilitated with ACTIVE LISTENINGActive Listening- A good listener is an active listener who gives the speaker some feedback which lets the speaker know the message is getting through to the listener.Examples: A smile, nod, or even a comment.Passive ListeningMay hear the spoken words but not the meaning of the words. Does not respond to the speaker in any way. Speaker is unsure if message is being received.
5 Barriers to good listening Ignoring soundsEver just stopped listening ?Forgetting all or part of the messageWe forget 25% of what we hearNot understanding the message being sentSlang, accents, or tone of voice can affect this
6 Ways to improve listening skills: Ask questions to clarifyPay attentionBe interestedKeep the speaker in mindStay focusedUse reflectionsNote the speaker’s tone of voice
7 Non-verbal communication involves sending messages without words. We communicate in other ways too….With our:AppearanceActions/mannersBody LanguagePersonal Space
8 “The time is always right to do what is right “The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.There is a big difference between what we have a right to do and what is right.- Justice Potter StewartOur versions of what is right and wrong may vary…And then what happens? CONFLICT!
9 What’s a conflict?A struggle between two people or groups who have opposing views.Types of ConflictsPower StrugglePersonality DifferencesConflict ResolutionSteps :1. Identify the problem2. Identify possible solutions3. Evaluate each suggested solution4. Pick the best solution5. See if the solution is working6. If necessary, agree to disagree
10 Constructive Methods for handling CONFLICT: Use I-Messages – Using statements about yourself and your feelings, starting with “I”.Negotiation – Communicating with others in order to reach a mutually satisfying agreement.Mediation – A third party is called upon to help reconcile differences between conflicting persons.Compromise – Both parties agree to give something up to achieve something else.You win/I loseI win/you loseI lose/you loseI win/you win