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peer planner check then quiz peer created
Peer Planner Check then Quiz – Peer Created!
  • With a partner, take the “Quiz Chpt 7” that other students designed last week.
  • Response 09/20/2011:
  • How many did you get right? Wrong? Why did you get them wrong?
  • Critique the quiz.
    • Are they questions an instructor would ask?
    • Are the questions clear? Concise? Cover the most important topics of the chapter?
resume workshop
Resume Workshop
  • Peer evaluation/suggestions on resume
    • Fill out the worksheet for your partner
    • Return the worksheet to your partner/get the comments on yours back
  • Submit the comment worksheet with your resume.
  • Attach to resume.
    • Go online and print one job description (prefer from one of your previous jobs or from your ideal future career) from
successfully intelligent people
“Successfully intelligent people…

question assumptions and encourage others to do so. We all tend to have assumptions about the way things are or should be…but creatively intelligent people question many assumptions that others accept, eventually leading others to question those assumptions as well.”

Robert Sternberg

real questions practical answers
Real Questions, Practical Answers

How can I adjust to a new society and connect to people in

my community?

how can you develop cultural competence pg 282
How Can You Develop Cultural Competence?---- Pg 282
  • Value Diversity
  • Identify and Evaluate Personal Perceptions and Attitudes
  • Be Aware of Opportunities and Challenges That Occur When Cultures Interact
  • Build Cultural Knowledge
  • Adapt to Diverse Cultures
diversity means
Diversity means…
  • living, working, and studying with people from different backgrounds.
  • becoming aware of different perspectives and different ways of doing things.
  • socializing with and perhaps marrying people from other cultures.
diversity influences our
Diversity influences our…
  • learning and communication styles
  • sexual orientation or marital status
  • education or socio-economic status
  • levels of ability or disability
  • different values
  • different talents and skills
  • successful intelligence abilities
  • religious preferences
expand your perception of diversity pg 286
Expand Your Perception of Diversity – pg 286
  • Brainstorm 10 words/phrases that describe YOU (focus on characteristics others cannot SEE, for example: I am Swiss).
  • Partner w/ a classmate you do not know well. Write down characteristics you see(know, or can guess) about him/her
  • Talk w/ your classmate about all of the lists
  • Write: what did you learn about your classmate? Was your impression of them accurate? (use that same paper)
  • Write what you wish people would focus on about you (use that same paper)
build cultural knowledge
Build Cultural Knowledge
  • Read things that expose you to different perspectives
  • Ask questions of all kinds of people
  • Observe how people behave
  • Travel internationally to unfamiliar places
  • Travel locally to encounter a variety of people in your community
  • Build friendships with students and coworkers

Pg 287

thinking on prejudgment
Thinking on Prejudgment
  • after doing that, list possible causes
    • family culture
    • fear of differences
    • experiences
  • "why do people judge others before they know anything about them?
identify evaluate pg 284
Identify & Evaluate pg 284
  • Prejudice
    • Preconceived judgment or opinion formed without grounds or sufficient knowledge
      • Influence of family and culture
      • Fear of differences
      • experience
  • Stereotypes
    • Standardized mental picture that represents an oversimplified opinion or uncritical judgment
      • Desire for patterns and logic
      • Media influences
      • laziness
The tough-minded person always examines the facts before he reaches conclusions: In short, he postjudges.

The tender-minded person reaches conclusions before he has examined the first fact; in short, he prejudges and is prejudiced…

There is little hope for us until we become tough minded enough to break loose from the shackles of prejudice, half-truths, and down-right ignorance.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

practical application case studies what would you do
Practical Application Case Studies: What would you do?
  • Read the handout: Case Study: What Would You Do?
  • Brainstorm on the back of the page to create solutions
  • Main bullet point: DON’T ASSUME!!
how can you communicate effectively
How Can You Communicate Effectively?
  • Adjust to Communication Styles
  • Know How to Give and Receive Criticism
  • Understand Body Language
  • Manage Conflict
  • Manage Anger
personality spectrum communication styles what style are you refer back to pg 76
Personality Spectrum Communication StylesWhat style are you? Refer back to pg 76

Thinker-Dominant Communicators…

…focus on facts and logic

Organizer-Dominant Communicators…

…focus on structure and completeness

Giver-Dominant Communicators…

…focus on concern for others

Adventurer-Dominant Communicators…

…focus on the present

adapt to diverse cultures
Adapt to Diverse Cultures
  • Look past external characteristics
  • Put yourself in other people’s shoes
  • Adjust to cultural differences
  • Help others in need
  • Stand up against prejudice, discrimination and hate
  • Recognize that people everywhere have the same basic needs

Pg 289

to communicate effectively
To communicate effectively…
  • Listen well.
  • Adjust your style to your audience.
  • Be comfortable with giving and receiving criticism.
  • Communicate with cultural competence.
passive aggressive or assertive pg 295
Passive, Aggressive or Assertive. (pg 295)


Lacking will or energy, not addressing the issue


Focuses too heavily on your needs, demanding – sometimes loudly.


Being assertive strikes the right balance. States fact and opinions in an unemotional way. Requests respectfully. - Boring video (RA’s) (Passive, Aggressive, Assertive) – passive aggressiveness – Passive Aggressive Video more activities

try out each method role play
Try out each method: Role Play

Joe and Charlie have been having a conflict over a library book that Charlie borrowed from Joe. When Charlie put the book in Joe’s locker, it was stolen. Joe wants his book back.

  • Passive
  • Aggressive
  • Assertive
conflict resolution pg 296 role play
Conflict Resolution (pg 296) Role play

Be Assertive!

  • Get a partner. One take the role of convincer, one take the role of a person trying to convince your partner of one of the following: (partner being convinced should be considerate, but not immediately agree. They should be ASSERTIVE as well!)
    • A chance to rewrite a paper for a better grade
    • A refund on an appliance that didn’t work properly
    • My partner to start doing more for the family
    • My father to let me make my own decisions about my major
    • A raise and promotion at work

After each attempt, give your partner feedback.

  • Was their attempt passive, aggressive, or assertive? Help them rephrase their request.

Switch roles and choose another topic!

conflict prevention strategies pg 295
Conflict Prevention Strategies (pg 295)

Strategy: Send “I” messages

How it helps: Highlights the effect the actions have on you rather than the actions or the person involved – I message vs You message

Strategy: Be assertive

How it helps: Being passive takes the focus off your needs. Being aggressive focuses too heavily on your needs. Being assertive strikes the right balance.

un constructive criticism pg 293
(Un-)Constructive Criticism (Pg 293)
  • What is constructive criticism?
  • What is unconstructive criticism?
  • What are the strategies to constructive criticism?
  • Criticize the behavior, defend the problematic behavior specifically
  • Constructive

Try clipping your hair back so that you don’t play with it so much.

You may try using a visual aid to remind yourself where you are in your speech and give a visual aid.

  • Unconstructive

You looked like a ditz playing with your hair like that.


Stop saying “uh” so much!

how do you make the most of personal relationships
How Do You Make the Most of Personal Relationships?
  • Use Positive Relationship Strategies
  • Manage Communication Technology
  • Avoid Destructive Relationships
  • Choose Communities that Enhance Your Life
positive relationship strategies
Positive Relationship Strategies
  • Prioritize personal relationships
  • Spend time with people you respect and admire
  • If you want a friend, be a friend
  • Work through tensions
  • Take risks
  • Find a pattern that suits you
  • If a relationship fails, find ways to cope
thinking successfully about relating to others
Thinking Successfully About Relating to Others
  • Analytical thinking – Assess the underlying facts and assumptions that cause prejudice. Understand how and when communication, especially across cultures, can break down.
  • Creative thinking – See new ways of viewing diversity and its values. Think outside the box to resolve conflict, communicate, and deal with personal relationship issues.
  • Practical thinking – Learn from experiences in relating to others, be sensitive when relating to others, adapt to communication styles, recognize warning signs with negative communication patterns or damaging relationships.

The Arabic wordtaraadin includes the concept of “compromise”but contains another level of meaning. Specifically, it refers to a win-win solution to a problem, an agreement that brings positive effects to everyone involved.

How would you apply this word to your life?

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”

Herman Melville, Author


Final: Presentations

Oral presentation on the four questions

Choose one thing that you learned in this class and specifically address it. What did you learn in this class?

In that one thing you learned, how do you use Analytical, Creative, and Practical intelligence?

How can you make a difference in your community? (pg 389)

How can you create and live your personal mission? (pg 394)

final presentation expectations
Final Presentation expectations
  • Presentation 4-5 slides (Power Point) – including your title slide with your name on it.
  • Presentation MUST be emailed to BEFORE class starts on your presentation day (or you will not be allowed to present).
  • Presentation should be no more than 7 minutes long, and no less than 2 minutes long (you will be docked points if less than 2 minutes).
  • Peer Evaluations during others’ presentations 80 pts

Analytical- I use it to analyze the budget and my expenditures.

  • Creative- finding creative ways to save money.
  • Practical – budgeting daily expenses.

2. How does that thing you learned make you use…


3. How can you make a difference in your community? (pg 389). Give specific examples of each..

How can YOU get involved locally and nationally?

Voting! Volunteering

How can you help others?

Volunteering to teach ESL

How can YOU help to preserve the environment?

Pick up litter and dog poop!


4. What is your personal mission statement? (pg 394)

  • How does it reflect your:
  • Character
  • Contributions
  • Achievements
  • Goals
  • Values

Live with Integrity

Honesty, sincerity, responsibility,

strength, and conviction

power point tips
Power Point Tips
  • Rule 1: Use blank space to group or separate items
  • Rule 2: Use visual balance to please the eye
  • Rule 3: Create contrast to make objects stand out
  • Rule 4: Do NOTOverfill with Words