Nonverbal Communication Classroom Activity

7 Mar

Part I: Charades (or some permutation or combination). Could be pop culture or based on class learning materials.

Part II. Students are given scenarios on slips of paper. (Materials: cup and 15 to 30 slips of paper. You can do multiple rounds if everyone gives the slips back or you can print multiple batches of the same scenario). Students in groups of two are instructed to use non verbal communication to play out the discussion.

Part III. Processing and Reflection

Part IV. Video of television shows without the sound. Students try to interpret what is going on based on nonverbals of the characters (try to provide a variety of genres). (This one could be done in a group with one television or via YouTube with either preselected videos or videos the student select–although the later would obviously take valuable class time)

Part V. Public speakers and nonverbal communication. Turn volume down and students try to interpret what is going on based on nonverbals of the speaker.

Part VI. Processing and Reflection

Part VII. Internet scavenger hunt based on nonverbal communication.

Part VIII. Could wrap up with instructional on nonverbal communication

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