As we grow in our communication we need to be intentional to work on the area of communication that never stops communication, our body language. Our body language is the most active form of communication and learning how to manage our body language can improve many areas of our leadership.
- Your students will engage in a fun, interactive exercise spotlighting the importance of our body language.
- The students will get a chance to identify the body language of others from an outsider’s perspective
- Students will walk away with a new heightened awareness of what their body language is communicating to others
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Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- Why is it important to be mindful of our body language?
- Our body language never stops ___________.
- How can we speak a language without ever speaking?
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: Why is it important to be aware of your body language?
- Reflection: When do you feel you struggle with having positive body language most often?
- Action: What emotion do you want your body language to express this week? What can you do to make sure you intentionally express that emotion?
Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students.