Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Kiwican - Respectful communication

We are learning about respect for ourselves. We are all different... in the way we look, think and act.

Respectful communication is about how we talk to each other, even when we might be a bit grumpy.
"It's not just what you say, it's how you say it."

One... two... three... look...

We had our eyes closed... then on the count of three we would point our elbow in a direction across the circle. If we opened our eyes and were pointing at each other, then we had to sit down.
We made the circle smaller as we weaned people out.
There might have been a few integrity issues with peoples elbows twitching into a different direction as they opened their eyes. When we were honest and showed integrity, the game went faster and we had more fun.

Nice thing we can say

We had to think of five examples of positives things to say to people. It might be something said to us; something we'd like people to say to us; something you've heard someone say.
  • You make me smile everyday.
  • You look nice today.
  • You're good at singing.
  • Are you okay?
  • Your shoes look nice.
  • You're good at League.
When someone gives us a compliment, we say thank you.
When we see someone in the morning, we say hello or good morning.

Role Play

We got into groups and then Nicky gave us a scenario to put together a role play showing: 
  • how you might say hello to your friend down the street.
  • Greeting your teacher in the morning.

Greeting our teacher
  • You are playing a game, but you are not the winner... how do you show sportsmanship after the game?
  • Running the cross country, someone from behind pushes you and they win the race.
We found this one really hard because it's hard to talk about the tricky situation

We need to keep coming back to this...
Freeze: How can we communicate that in a positive way?

1 comment:

  1. I'd just like to say that I love it when the students from Whakarua greet me in the morning when I arrive at school. It also "makes my day" when they offer to help me carry things in from my car or open the classroom door for me. It makes our school such an awesome place to be when we all speak respectfully to one another. Keep it up guys!


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