Overview: This optional lesson provides a look into how we view our-
selves and how others view us. It is also a model for opening up the lines of communication with others. It serves to show how we become increasingly more open to others as we get to know them and share information about ourselves.
Educational Goal: The goal of this lesson is for the learner to better understand themselves and how others see them. Objectives: The learner will:
Time: 1 hours Materials: — Lesson Plan — Introduction — Learner Note Taker
Explain how the Johari Window works Respond to the value of understanding ourself better and how others view us.
Skill Standard Connections: As people learn and work with one
another over time, we reveal things about ourselves, whether directly or indirectly. In becoming part of a team we need to be open and communicate. We need to be open to how other people see us. The same openness and learning should also take place in the home with family and friends. This lesson has connections to the Tennessee KSA – Self-Awareness and the EFF Standard – Take Responsibility for Learning. (Appendix II)
Teaching Strategy: The strategy for the Johari Window is to talk the learners through the various quadrants of the grid. They begin to gain insights to how they view themselves but also how they reveal more than they know to other people. They begin to have a better appreciation for what other people feel and see. Use the class as an example of how we reveal only certain things about ourselves initially, but as time goes on and we open up, we reveal more about “who” we really are. As the class provides feedback to one another, learners start to see themselves through the eyes of the other classmates. As time goes on and they bond, they become more and more open.
Teaching Tip Begin each day with a review of the previous day’s homework. Allow 15-20 minutes to review the homework.
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