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Classroom Discussion & Communication Techniques - Chapter Summary
Active discussion and open communication are vital to the success of any classroom. The expert instructors in these lessons will guide you through the ways in which you can promote discussion and communication using highly effective classroom strategies. They'll also describe different forms of communication and define active listening. Some of the key techniques illustrated throughout this chapter include:
- Ways to lead classroom discussions
- How to model positive responses and considerate communication
- Understanding intercultural communication
- Communication tools for the classroom
Instructors for these lessons present key information in a clear, understandable and engaging format so you retain the concepts and maintain interest as you complete each section. To gauge your comprehension of the information, take the short multiple-choice lesson quizzes and the more comprehensive chapter exam. These assessment tools are designed to help you identify any areas you may need to further review. You can also ask instructors questions at any time and receive a quick response.
1. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples
Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.
2. Techniques for Leading a Classroom Discussion
Classroom discussions are a great way for students to get the most out of their time in class. This lesson will give you a few techniques to help your students get the most out of their discussions!
3. Modeling Positive Responses in Class Discussion
In this lesson, we will discuss strategies teachers can use to help them appropriately and respectfully respond to student responses--both correct and incorrect--in a non-critical, positive classroom discussion environment.
4. Considerate Communication in the Classroom Environment
As a teacher, you spend most of your day communicating with many different people. It's important to establish a culture of considerate communication in the classroom environment so you can be more productive and effective as an educator.
5. Intercultural Communication: Definition, Model & Strategies
Communication is a pretty important part of daily life, but what do you do when you need to communicate with someone from another culture? Explore the ideas behind intercultural communication and test your understanding with a brief quiz.
6. Using Communication Tools in the Classroom
These days, teachers have access to a seemingly endless number of resources to help them communicate with students and parents. This lesson discussed some of the most up-to-date communication tools used in classrooms today.
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