ISW University presented online webinar on QI (key)communication skills for middle schoolers on May 8, 2021.
The Facilitators were Dhruv Jagan and Aashi Gupta, 8th graders, Oak Middle School, Shrewsbury, MA . They give tips on how to strengthen student's confidence in speaking up and communicating. With better communications skills, students will then be less fearful of asking a “wrong question,” or feeling shy about asking a question or making a statement in front of a class. They introduced the concept of Qi (pronounced 'key') skills which are mostly communication skills, but they also included emotional aspects such as confidence and courage. These skills include ME and WE skills.
- ME skills are self-management skills and includes keeping track of your work, good behavior, and respecting other people and teachers.
- WE skills, or playing Well with others, includes group work, teamwork in sports, and working together with your friends.
The webinar concluded with a Kahoot game, a list of resources for the attendees and feedback from the attendees as they introducted themselves.
Next session is on Time Management in June 2021
Link to the ISW YouTube recording