Effective Communication Methods for the Classroom Teacher

EDZU 9309 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Barry Kaufman

Start Date: 11/14/2018
End Date: 12/18/2018

Course Syllabus


In order for teachers to be effective, their ability to communicate is imperative. Teachers spend the majority of their time communicating with a variety of people, in order to perform their job effectually. Most have not received formal instruction in graduate or undergraduate studies in this area. This course is appropriate for all educational staff (K-12). We will explore proven techniques and provide the necessary strategies to communicate effectively and positively with all members of the educational community, especially with one’s students. We will discuss how to avoid roadblocks in typical communication. These skills will enable your interactions with students and parents to be both productive and rewarding. Effective communication techniques in the classroom will create more of the quality teaching time we so desperately need. What you say and how you say it matters!This course will enhance your relationships both on a professional and personal level.

    

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Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. effective techniques for improving communication in the classroom.
  2. effective techniques for to improve how well we listen.
  3. effective techniques to improve teacher-parent communication.
 

Understand

  1. roadblocks to effective listening.
  2. how our body language communicates what we are thinking.
  3. the difference between a teacher owned problem vs. a student owned problem.
 

and Be Able To

  1. identify “difficult conversations” and turn them into learning conversations.
  2. use “active listening” as a tool to improve communications.
  3. use “constructive feedback” as a tool to improve communications.

and much, much more!

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