Tuesday's Tech Tip!
Idea for using those cameras in your room..
The Art of Persuasion
Salespeople, business leaders, politicians, and even
school teachers use the art of persuasion every day.
Have your students pick something they would like to persuade someone to
allow them to do.
Do they want to stay up an hour later at
night? Would they like more time out at recess? How about
having dessert before dinner! Now, that's a favorite! Ask your
students to think of arguments that they could use to persuade a
person to allow them to do these things. Have them write their
arguments down on a piece of paper. Next, videotape the
students to show what they would say. Allow the student to
pick someone to practice the art of persuasion on. If the
students aren't confident about whether they can persuade
someone fully, be sure the art of compromise is the next lesson!
We all need to understand how to present a
point, using solid and logical arguments.
Let the students watch their classmates
persuading someone to let them do something and see if it
works. Does the student present a good case? Have students
vote "Yea or Nay"! Have other classmates give positive feedback.
Can you think of a time that you persuaded
someone to let you do something that you wanted to do? Is
there a time that you should be aware that YOU are being
persuaded? How can you be sure that you are not being
persuaded to do the wrong thing? How are advertising and
commercials "the art of persuasion"? How do lawyers
"persuade" a jury? Who else gets paid to persuade?