Students in The First Tee must learn how to meet, greet, and hold conversations. There are five steps for meeting someone new:

  1. Face the Person
  2. Smile and look him/her in the eye
  3. Give a firm handshake
  4. State your name clearly and loudly
  5. If you need information, ask a question

After learning to introduce themselves, students practice holding a conversation using A-L-R and open-ended conversation.

  • Ask
  • Listen
  • Respond

Here are some examples of open vs. closed conversation:

Closed: Do you like pizza?
Open: What do you like about pizza?

Closed: Did you have a good day?
Open: What are some good things about your day?

Closed: Where do you go to school?
Open: Tell me about your school.