Family and Community Skills for Life

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  • Lesson Identification and TEKS Addressed

    Cluster : Human Services

    Course : Family and Community Services

  • TEKS Student Expectations

    • (2) The student demonstrates organizational and leadership skills using a community service environment. The student is expected to:
      • (A) demonstrate management practices facilitating individuals assuming multiple family, community, and wage-earner roles
      • (B) evaluate personal leadership characteristics
      • (D) demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation, teamwork, and leadership
  • Basic Direct Teach Lesson

    Instructional Objectives

    Students will:

    • assess the various life roles individuals play
    • learn to effectively manage multiple roles by using leadership and organizational techniques
    • use conflict resolution, negotiation, teamwork, leadership practices, effective strategies and skills to collaborate with other community members
    • assess their own personal leadership characteristics
  • Rationale

    Script:

    Think about the leaders of our country and the leaders of other countries. What qualities and skills do they possess which make them good leaders? Who are the leaders here at school? They may be leaders of clubs, sports teams, dance teams and other organizations at school. What makes them a leader? Do you have the qualities, skills and attributes to be a good leader? Why are these characteristics important to you as a person and a member of your community?

  • Duration of Lesson

    Five 45 minute class periods

  • Word Wall

    Arbitration: Arbitration is used when the parties agree that a solution must be found but cannot agree on what the solution should be. The parties submit the conflict to a third party who will make the final decision. The parties agree beforehand to abide by the arbitrator’s decision

    Community: A group of people who live in the same area (such as a city, town, or neighborhood), or who have the same interests, religion and race

    Conflict Resolution: The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict or a problem

    Interpersonal Skills: Abilities relating to or involving relations between people: existing or happening between people

    Leadership: The power or ability to lead other people

    Management: The act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business, department, sports and teams

    Negotiation: A formal discussion between people who are trying to reach an agreement

    Teamwork: The work done by people who work together as a team to do something

    Wage-Earner: Someone who gets paid (money, a salary, etc.) for work they have done

  • Materials/Specialized Equipment Needed

    Equipment:

    • computer with projector for PowerPoint™ presentation
    • computers with internet access (be sure to follow district guidelines)

    Materials:

    • ball (for Lesson Closure)
    • index cards
    • pens
    • pictures of leaders (See Anticipatory Set)
    • Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    • tape

    • copies of handouts (see All Lesson Attachments tab)
  • Anticipatory Set

    Before class begins:

    Display the visuals: post pictures of leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Condoleeza Rice, Barbara Bush, Ronald Reagan, and the school Principal, Assistant Principals and school district superintendent throughout the classroom. Allow students to view the visuals as they enter the classroom to stimulate discussion.

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    Think-Pair-Share
    Divide students into pairs.
    Each team will brainstorm and create a list of management and leadership characteristics the leaders from the visual props possess. Students will each identify 2-3 strengths of their own. Examples may include: poised, takes initiative, skilled communicator, respects others, works well with others, well prepared, cooperative, hard worker, good manager, dependable, democratic, confident, accepts responsibility, neat appearance, respected by others, open minded, well informed, courteous, visionary, thinks ahead, punctual, service-oriented.

    Discuss the importance of these skills in their current and future lives.

    Brainstorm: Why is it important for leaders to possess these qualities? How does one acquire these skills?

  • Direct Instruction with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Introduce lessons objectives, terms and definitions.

    Introduce PowerPoint™, Family and Community Skills for Life (see All Lesson Attachment tab)

    Focus on roles we play in society and correlate to methods of conflict resolution, stages of negotiation, and various leadership styles.

    Discuss the sources of conflict and the importance of conflict resolution and teamwork in each situation.

    View and discuss YouTube video:
    What Great Bosses know about Leadership Styles
    http://youtu.be/hj7JxPZ9QMw

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • providing students with a copy of the notes or a fill in the blank note sheet to follow along with instruction
    • pair up students with elbow partners who can assist them with verbal and written responses to the lesson.

  • Guided Practice with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Distribute graphic organizer Steps in Conflict Resolution (see All Lessons Attachment tab). Students will complete and discuss their responses. Teacher will use Teacher Notes Steps in Conflict Resolution to assist in the lesson.

    Students will analyze their own leadership, negotiation/teamwork skills and conflict resolution styles by writing responses to the following scenarios:

    • The company you work for is expecting a visit from the corporate office in the morning. Your boss has asked you to make sure the store is clean and orderly. You have never before closed the store without another manager. It’s up to you to make sure everything is perfect. What leadership and teamwork skills will you have to utilized in order to accomplish the task?
    • Your best friend thinks you lied to them. They are extremely upset and giving you the silent treatment. What conflict resolution skills will you use to solve this problem?
    • You and your sister are getting your driver’s licenses at the same time. Your parents plan to purchase one additional family car . You and your sister will have to share the use of this vehicle. Outline the negotiations that will have to be established in order for this situation to work.

    Distribute My Leadership Profile handout and direct students to complete the handout (see All Lesson Attachments tab). Discuss the results of their answers.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • working with a peer tutor
    • participating in a small group/classroom

  • Independent Practice/Laboratory Experience with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Divide students into subgroups of two or three and introduce group project.

    Scenario: You work for a company that has been charged with creating a training manual entitled “Developing Interpersonal and Leadership Skills”. This manual will be purchased by companies for employee training sessions.

    Each employee (student) is required to develop a case study on a specific interpersonal or leadership skill. Case studies must include a scenario/situation involving individuals or groups of individuals dealing with job related issue. Each case study must include a summary of the skill that is being addressed as well as ten open-ended questions that will be answered by the employee trainees. All case studies will be incorporated into a training manual and utilized by the employees. Students will make a presentation to the class on their case study, explaining the reasoning behind their case study selection and choice of questions.

    The case studies will be assessed using Rubric for Written Report. (See All Lesson Attachments tab). Review each component of the rubric.

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • allowing students to draw pictures of the scenarios and explain them verbally
    • written instructions
    • visual aids (pictures, flash cards, etc.)

  • Lesson Closure

    Students will present their projects “Developing Interpersonal and Leadership Skills”

    Ball Toss Review
    At the end of the lesson review terms, definitions and objectives. Have students take turns telling the class what they have learned from this lesson.
    Instruct everyone to stand in a circle and toss a ball to each other. Whoever catches the ball has to answer a question. If the student does not know the answer, they can pass the ball to another student.

    Questions:

    • What are some responsibilities adults have in managing multiple family, community, and career roles?
    • What are some responsibilities students have in managing multiple family, community, and career roles?
    • Why is it important for you to think about the challenges of managing multiple family, community, and career roles now?
    • What does abritrition mean? Why is it important to seeking a solution to a conflict?
    • What are your strongest qualities as a team member?
    • Which qualities need improvement?
    • What plan of action can you take to help you improve these qualities?
    • How will improving these qualities benefit you at school? At home? In the community? In the workplace?
    • In what other ways will you benefit by improving these qualities?
    • What qualities were most frequently cited as important to working effectively as a team member?
    • What happens to a team when these qualities are not exhibited by group members?
    • How can teams improve the teamwork skills of each member and the group as a whole?
    • What are some qualities of a good leader?
    • What does negotiation mean and how is it helpful in a conflict situation?

  • Summative/End of Lesson Assessment with Special Education Modifications/Accommodations

    Students will be assessed using the Rubric for Written Report. (see All Lesson Attachments tab) for their project “Developing Interpersonal and Leadership Skills”

    Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for all special education students must be followed. Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

    • allowing students extra time to complete assignments
    • allow students to create a PowerPoint™ presentation of the scenario response.
  • References/Resources

    Book:

    Stephen Covey. (1998). The 7 habits of highly effective teens. New York: Fireside.

    Website:

    The Eight-Stage Negotiation Process:
    This is a unique combination framework that puts together the best of many other approaches to negotiation. It is particularly suited to more complex, higher-value and slower negotiations.
    http://changingminds.org/disciplines/negotiation/eight-stage/eight-stage.htm

    Youtube:

    What Great Bosses know about Leadership Styles
    Every manager has a leadership style. Just ask the staff. Great bosses understand they need to adapt their style to fit the situation.
    http://youtu.be/hj7JxPZ9QMw

  • Additional Required Components

    English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) Strategies

    • use of graphic organizer in Direct Teach “Steps in Conflict Resolution.”
    • use of drawings to illustrate comprehension
    • word wall
  • College and Career Readiness Connection

    AchieveTexas Career Cluster Crosswalks

    The Career Cluster Crosswalks housed on the AchieveTexas website http://www.achievetexas.org/index.html provide Texas teachers with a direct connection between their CTE course TEKS and the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS). Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Cross-Disciplinary integration are the focus of the CCRS. These college and career readiness standards are essential in the planning and delivery of CTE lessons. The extent to which the integration occurs is determined by the methods and strategies utilized by each teacher.

    Career Cluster Crosswalks for Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services Career Clusters can be found at:
    http://www.achievetexas.org/Career%20Cluster%20Crosswalks.htm

  • Recommended Strategies

    Reading Strategies

    • Assign specific pages for students to read from Stephen Covey’s,The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.
    • Pair off students and use the ”read, write, pair, share” strategy.
      • First students read independently, then write about what they have read and finally discuss with a partner, their insight on what was read.
  • Quotes

    A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
    -John C. Maxwell

    Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
    -Richard M. Nixon

    In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.
    -Eva Burrows

    Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
    -Henry Ford

    We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
    -Benjamin Franklin

  • Multimedia/Visual Strategies

    PowerPoint™:

    • Family and Community Skills for Life
    • Presentation Notes-Family and Community Skills for Life

    Technology:

    • Tedx Talk;
      • Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist …
        Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk.
        https://youtu.be/jVcaTtJmRNs

    YouTube:

    What Great Bosses know about Leadership Styles
    Every manager has a leadership style. Just ask the staff. Great bosses understand they need to adapt their style to fit the situation. This video lesson will help you understand the variety of leadership styles a manager can use and how they can adapt those styles in response to specific situations.
    http://youtu.be/hj7JxPZ9QMw

    Files for downloading:

  • Graphic Organizers/Handout

    Graphic Organizer:

    • Steps in Conflict Resolution

    Handouts:

    • My Leadership Profile
    • Rubric for Written Report
    • Teacher Notes Steps in Conflict Resolution

    Files for downloading:

  • Writing Strategies

    Journal Entries:

    • As a high school student, in what ways have you assumed greater responsibilities at home and outside your home?
    • If I were the principal, I would _________________.
    • As team captain in ______________ (football, dance team, work, etc…), it is my job to_________________.
    • I have had a conflict with my boyfriend/girlfriend over ________________and I resolved it by______________>

    Writing Strategy:

    • RAFT-stands of Role (of the writer), Audience, Format and Topic.
      Role: FCCLA Sponsor
      Audience: Current President of local FCCLA chapter
      Format: Email
      Topic: Upcoming officer selection and qualities which are required to be an officer
  • Communication 90 Second Speech Topics

    • What responsibilities might you assume now that you are a high school student?
    • What family responsibilities do you plan to assume in the future?
  • Other Essential Lesson Components

    Enrichment activity

    Create an additional scenario/case study to present to the class that incorporates one of the elements of the lesson. This might be over leadership styles, multiple family roles, community roles, wage-earner roles, conflict resolution or negotiation styles. Be prepared to take questions and provide the class with a solution to the scenario. This scenario should incorporate a technology connection such as PowerPoint or video of a scenario.

    TEDx Talks:

    TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

    The video below is related to this lesson. Allow students to view the video, and lead a discussion concerning the TED Talk.

    Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist …
    Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/maya_penn_meet_a_young_entrepreneur_cartoonist_designer_activist

    Math Assessment Problem

    (2) The student demonstrates organizational and leadership skills using a community service environment. The student is expected to:

    • (D) demonstrate positive interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation, teamwork, and leadership.

    Question 2. The federal government will provide enough funding for one social worker per 1,000 students. If a certain school district has 76,385 students, what would be the actual student to social worker ratio?
    a. 1,000:1
    b. 1,005:1
    c. 1,076:1
    d. 76,385:1

  • Family/Community Connection

    Guest Speakers options include:
    Mediation, Negotiation or Arbitration specialist, Coach to discuss the importance of teamwork, Military Officer to discuss the importance of peaceful conflict resolution.
    Homework options include:
    Creation of a survey regarding the prevalence of negotiation and conflict resolution in the home. Students should then survey friends and family members using the survey they created and present findings to the class.

  • CTSO connection

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

    http://www.texasfccla.org

    National Project

    • FCCLA Leaders at Work – http://www.fcclainc.org/content/leadersat-work/
      Leaders at Work recognize FCCLA members who create projects to strengthen leadership skills on the job. These skills contribute to success across a broad range of career fields. In conjunction with the Career Connection national program, Leaders at Work motivates students to prepare for career success.
  • Service Learning Projects

    Successful service learning project ideas originate from student concerns and needs. Allow students to brainstorm about service projects pertaining to lesson. For additional information on service learning see:
    http://www.servicelearningtexas.org

    Example:

    How To Be A Great Leader

    The students will practice their leaderships and teamwork skills by developing a brochure for students in intermediate or middle school “How To Be A Great Leader.” It is important for students to understand how important leadership and teamwork skills are in school, work and the community.

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