Class Summary - Today talked about what it means to code switch and how it needs to be done well to be an effective leader. The idea of code switching is how you change how you speak in order to effectively communicate with those you are leading. This does not mean that you change who you are as a person, just how you communicate. For instance, most students don't speak the same way to their grandparents as they do to their friends at school. Yet, they are the same person; they hold the same morals, values etc. They just need to communicate differently so that the appropriate message gets across. Then we took email examples from the book 'Dear Coach'. Students were to read the email and pretend it was directed to them. We discussed that whenever possible it is better to talk in person but for this activity students were to write a response to the email / situation. We will discuss the responses as a class and decide what is effective and what is ineffective next week.
Objectives - Students will identify times when they code switch. Students will demonstrate that they can code switch for different situations. Students will demonstrate effective ways to respond to angry emails.
Homework - None
National Health Education Standards Covered - Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health (Standard 1) Students will identify effective ways to respond to anger in writing (Standard 4)