This text provides prospective and current teachers with the skills and knowledge to understand and improve their own and their students’ 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.
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- Discusses the communication principles and competencies that all teachers need to function in the classroom.
- Takes a multidisciplinary approach to inform future teachers of all disciplines and age groups.
- Includes numerous examples interspersed throughout, helping students see theory "in action."
- Features "Reading Objectives and Discussion Prompts" at the end of each chapter objective, providing thought-provoking and creative ideas to help students apply the text discussion to their own situations and to become better teachers.
- Provides boxes of practical information that can be used as guides for future reference.
- Provides practical information on how to choose and implement various instructional strategies to meet a wider range of student needs.
- Discusses an expanded range of cultural and ethical issues.
- Highlights updated resources and research.
New to This Edition
New to this Edition:
- Updated Reading Objectives and Discussion Prompts located at the end of each chapter objective help teachers and students engage in a more interactive classroom. These tools allow students opportunities to prepare for participation in an instructional discussion.
- New, bolded key terms throughout each chapter with a summary of key terms at the close of each chapter will help students better prepare for exams.
- New coverage on the Importance of Listening in Chapter 3 and Out of Class Communication in Chapter 2 provide practical insights and advice on improving communication skills.
- A new title (Language) and reorganization of Chapter 4 with broadens important coverage of verbal communication to include Teacher Clarity, Teacher Appropriateness and Verbal Delivery.
- Chapter 5 now includes Lesson Planning based on state or national standards and more practical suggestions on how to plan and prepare a lecture.
- New coverage on Handling Crisis Situations in a streamlined Chapter 9 help teachers prepare for different communication contexts appropriately. An new, in-depth Instructor’s Manual with additional activities and test questions now accompanies the ninth edition and is available online.
Table of Contents
Unit 1: Communication Competence
Chapter 1: Foundations of Classroom Communication
The Relationship between Theory, Research, and Practice
Units of the Text
Classroom Communication Competence
Classroom Communication Climate
Teaching Diverse Students
Chapter 2: Interpersonal Communication
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
Chapter 4: Language
The Importance and Characteristics of Language
Unit 2: Instructional Strategies
Chapter 5: Sharing Information
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
Observing and Evaluating Small Groups
Chapter 8: Communicative Reading and Storytelling
What is Communicative Reading?
Preparing the Selection
Delivering the Selection
Unit 3: Communication Impact
Chapter 9: Influence
Power and Compliance
Handling Disruptive Students
Handling Crisis Situations
Chapter 10: Communication Concerns
Sexism in the Classroom
Racism and Classism in the Classroom
Strategies for Change
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What Every Student Should Know About Preparing Effective Oral Presentations
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What Every Student Should Know About Avoiding Plagiarism
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What Every Student Should Know About Study Skills
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What Every Student Should Know About Practicing Peer Review
©2007  | 64 pp
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