Communicating with I-Messages (2/2)

Class members read a handout to learn about using I-Messageshonest statements that begin with to get their points of view across. Next, learners practice using I-Messages with partners to better communicate without hurting others' feelings. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils practice rewriting a list of hypothetical complaints as I-Messages 
Classroom Considerations
  • Third lesson from the four-part Respecting Individual and Group Differences unit
  • Builds on content from the previous lesson 
Pros
  • Integrates communication arts, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Includes a measurable learning objective and essential question
Cons
  • None