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Life Skills DVD 3: Speaking Your Mind
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Life Skills DVD 3: Speaking Your Mind

This lesson addresses National Health Education Standard 5, Performance Indicator 3: demonstrate healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.

Purpose

To help students explore strategies for speaking assertively.

Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to

  • explain why speaking assertively is important to good communication.
  • demonstrate how to make effective “I” statements.

Program Summary

The program begins with the Life Skills 101 song. Then the teacher, Mrs. Peterson, greets the children, and announces that the topic for today is to consider ways to express your wants, thoughts, and feelings to someone else, in an open and direct way that will get them to listen to what you say. With this she turns to a video featuring Slim Goodbody.

Slim begins with a song that points out that sometimes it is easy to say what you want or feel, but there are times when it isn’t easy to speak your mind, especially when others don’t agree with what you say.

Slim goes on to say that we all face situations when people don’t agree with us. And then it may be difficult to clearly express what we want, think, or feel. Usually this happens when we are feeling upset or when we think others might be upset with us.

But holding back and keeping feelings locked inside can cause frustration, tension, and stress—and that isn’t healthy for the mind or body. So even though it may not be easy, 26 1/15/2003 it’s usually much healthier to communicate what you want, think, or feel so that the other person will listen.

So what can you do? Slim introduces a three-step procedure.

Step #1. Think before you speak. Figure out what you want, or don’t want, to happen in a situation.

Step #2. Don’t Play the Blame Game. Don’t blame someone else for what’s wrong. If you do, the other person will usually get angry or defensive and they won’t want to listen to you. Take responsibility for your own feelings. Make an “I” statement instead of a “YOU” statement. For example: “I feel upset when friends say they are going to invite me over and don’t.”

Step# 3. Give a reason. Explain the reason why you feel or think as you do. For example: “I feel upset when friends say they are going to invite me over and don’t, because I am left out of the fun.”

Slim goes on to say that making an “I” statement allows a person to express himself and makes it more likely that the other person will listen and help resolve the problem. He concludes by summarizing the three steps.

Back in the classroom, Mrs. Peterson gives an assignment. She asks the students to make a report on some of the communication skills they learned today.

The next day, Karla and Peter play the Blame Game in which contestants are given a situation and a possible blame statement that comes out of it. The contestants’ job is to come up with an “I” statement instead. The kids play several rounds, illustrating how to make I statements.

The program ends when Slim Goodbody sings a song that reiterates the three-step procedure for assertive communication.

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