Comm 101: Understanding & Being Understood (4th-6th)

Teacher: Becca Ruby

Description: This class will cover communication skills and practices that are useful for everybody! We’ll discuss what communication is and how to do it well. Class time will include some lecture, videos or skits to illustrate the point, role play to practice our skills, and in-class or short homework assignments (10-15 min) to solidify what we’re learning. (Assignments can be written or audio recorded.) Topics include but are not limited to understanding verbal and nonverbal cues, situational awareness, turn-taking in conversation, communication faux pats, effective listening and handling conflict.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: none

Supplies: Notebook or binder, paper, pencil

Fee: $2