Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor

Activity overview:

Nutella Bread Recipe:

Watch more How to Improve Your Communication Skills videos:

A nosy neighbor can be a nuisance. Dealing with their prying eyes can restore your privacy.

Step 1: Be nice
Maintain a friendly disposition. The last thing you want is a snooper for an enemy.

Step 2: Don't answer questions
Be vague when they ask questions. If they ask, "Where are you going?" simply answer, "Out."

Step 3: Exaggerate greetings
Exaggerate your greetings. Be overly animated when you see them and broadly smile and wave.

Step 4: Approach them
Approach your neighbor in a respectful manner and mention you have noticed their inquiring ways.

Ask your neighbor if they need anything or if there's anything you can do for them.

Step 5: Stare back
Stare back if approaching them has not helped. It may temporarily distract them and forward their attention toward another neighbor.

Step 6: Install security lights
Install motion detector lights around your home and keep your doors locked.

Step 7: Install camera
Install cameras – real or fake – around your home. You can also put up a sign that says you have had a home security system installed.

Step 8: Plant trees
Block their gaze by erecting a privacy fence or planting trees or bushes.

Did You Know?
Did you know? The National Sheriff’s Association implemented the Neighborhood Watch program in 1972 to aid in crime prevention.

Tagged under: nosy,prying,neighbor,neighborhood,dealing,communicating,talking,friend,security,privacy,invading,responding

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor on Google+ Share How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor on Twitter Share How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor on Facebook Pin How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor Email How to Deal with a Nosy Neighbor

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome