Last week, we were lucky to have Mr. S come and talk to the class about styles of communication.
We focused on the three basic styles; passive, assertive and aggressive. To help us better understand these types, Mr. S gave us animal examples.
- talks softly
- avoids eye contact
- has trouble saying no
- does not stand up for their rights
- firm, clear voice
- makes good eye contact
- able to express their needs
- stand up straight
- respect the opinions of others
- loud voice
- stares at people
- always get their way
- invades people’s spaces
- hurts others with their mean words and actions
- can be abusive
To end our session, the students created their own skits to illustrate the three styles of communication. Here are some screen shots.