Read Receipts


Read Receipts is our listening teaching concept that’ll help students understand the importance of listening at a high level to enhance our communication. Your students will learn:

  • A listening concept that lays out clear expectations on how to listen at a high level
  • The three components of delivering a proper Read Receipt
  • To establish a new standard for how everyone should listen to others
"This Read Receipt theme has completely transformed my perspective in communication. Prior to this, I never thought of the receiver having an active responsibility in the communication process."
Varsity Girls Basketball Player – Maryland

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Quiz Questions

Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What are the two sides of the communication spectrum?
  • To deliver a proper Read Receipt you must do what 3 things?
  • When Read Receipts are delivered you move the sender to a place of knowing their message was _________.
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At Home

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 provide a Read Receipt?
  • Reflection: How do you feel when you give a message that is ignored?
  • Action: Discuss what you can intentionally do to provide a Read Receipt
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Teacher Reflection

Take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your students. 

As a teacher you know there are two sides to the communication spectrum. In your role as a leader, you spend a lot of time sending messages, but how well do you receive them? Take some time this week to focus on how well you engage with, acknowledge, and respond to the messages you receive.
Special Assignment

Special Assignment

Have students partner up into groups of 3-4 people. Once in their groups, have each student write down a communication scenario related to school, a club or sport, or at home. This student will read the scenario to the other group members. Students will role-play with each scenario presented and act out the process of delivering a proper Read Receipt.