Communication Activities for Teens

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Helping teenagers communicate with each other can go a long way toward supporting their social and emotional well-being. This lesson provides activities for fostering strong communication among teens.

Helping Teens Communicate

Teenagers sometimes get a bad reputation. They can be thought of as surly and moody, or only interested in what's popular. So many of these stereotypes, however, are based on false assumptions. One thing that can make a big difference in how teenagers present themselves and feel about themselves is helping them develop strong communication skills.

Learning to communicate means learning to say what's going on for you in any given situation, and it also means doing a good job listening to what's going on for other people. The activities in this lesson are designed to appeal to teenagers with different strengths and learning styles, all while giving them practice with strong communication skills.

Verbal Activities

Of course, much of communication is verbal in nature, having to do with talking, listening, and sometimes reading and writing. This section offers activities that give teens practice with different facets of verbal communication.

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