Communication for the Classroom Teacher: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (9e) : 9781292055435

Communication for the Classroom Teacher: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText (9e)

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This text provides prospective and current teachers with the skills and knowledge to understand and improve their own and their studentsê communication behavior.

By combining theory and practical advice, this text focuses on the rationale for using certain communication strategies and guidance on how to implement them. Communication for the Classroom Teacher covers a wide range of classroom communication issues, including interpersonal and small group communication; listening skills; verbal and nonverbal communication (from both the teacher's and student's perspective); instructional strategies such as lecturing, discussions, and storytelling; teacher influence; ethical considerations; and racism/sexism in the classroom.

Table of contents
yoc Unit 1: Communication Competence 

Chapter 1: Foundations of Classroom Communication 
Communication Education
The Relationship between Theory, Research, and Practice  
Units of the Text  
Classroom Communication  
Classroom Communication Competence  
Classroom Communication Climate  
Teaching Diverse Students  

Chapter 2: Interpersonal Communication
Relationship Development
Communication Variables in Interpersonal Relationships 
Out of Class Communication  

Chapter 3: Listening
The Importance of Listening  
What Is Listening?  
Types of Listening  
Barriers to Effective Listening  
Improving Listening Skills  
Active Listening

Chapter 4: Language
The Importance and Characteristics of Language
Verbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication

Unit 2: Instructional Strategies 

Chapter 5: Sharing Information
Instructional Strategies
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Lecture Method
Preparing the Lecture
Deliver the Lecture
Communication Barriers to Effective Lecturing
Evaluating Your Lecture Skills

Chapter 6: Leading Classroom Discussions
Choosing the Discussion Method
Characteristics of the Discussion Method
Planning the Discussion
Facilitating the Discussion
Motivating Student Preparation for Participation in Class  
Student Communication Apprehension  
Evaluating Your Discussion Skills

Chapter 7: Small Group Communication
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Small Group Method
Definition of a Small Group  
Teacher Roles 
Student Roles
Observing and Evaluating Small Groups

Chapter 8: Communicative Reading and Storytelling
What is Communicative Reading?
Preparing the Selection
Delivering the Selection
Storytelling Techniques
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