This lesson is PERFECT to introduce in Middle School
-Get them interested with fun activities and YouTube Videos!
-I would suggest sending home a letter so that parents are aware of the topic
-Some students may think this is a "gross" topic but I just remind them that this relates to many of the other social skills lessons that we talk about
-I have a group of 6th-8th grades boys and they were actually interested!
What's in this document?
-Initial discussion questions -What do they know about dating?
-Activity: How do you know when someone is interested? Fill out Chart of Nonverbal vs. Verbal communication
-You tube video (Awkward man staring) and discussion questions
-Role Play activity (dialogue and nonverbal acting) – Fill out chart
-More discussion questions – What does a girlfriend look for in a boyfriend, and vice versa?
------Various Being Respectful lessons
-Appropriate Touch – fill out chart and watch YouTube video with discussion questions (Space Invader video)
-Think it Vs. Say it – Game and YouTube video with discussion questions (Social Filter)
-Giving Compliments -Activity
-Interrupting Appropriately – YouTube video with discussion questions(Big Bang Theory)
-Dominating/Sharing the Conversation (chart)
-Tone of Voice (short activity – How would you say…?)
-Social Fake ® (Michelle Garcia Winner Term) (3 YouTube videos with discussion questions)
WARNING: **The YouTube videos are appropriate for school use; however, the ads that pop up when you pull up the video may not be. Please use EXTREME caution when pulling up the videos and viewing them with your students. Please screen each video before you show it to the students. I have previewed the videos before placing them within this document; however, the authors are in control of the content of the video and could possibly alter them. The videos should be screened to determine their appropriateness for each student.
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