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Communication as an Educational Tool - Chapter Summary
The most efficient classrooms are those which exhibit effective communication among teachers, students and parents. Add to your knowledge base of useful communication techniques by using these video and text lessons that detail productive ways to use active listening and questioning and share some useful conflict resolution activities for students. Additional topics covered include:
- Barriers that inhibit effective communication
- Using communication to foster social and linguistic development
- Identifying common communication issues in student-teacher interactions
The easy-to-understand format of these lessons, coupled with the self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam provide a comprehensive and effective study experience. Each lesson is narrated by expert instructors who are always available to answer questions. Lesson quizzes contain video tags that allow you to pinpoint specific spots you want to re-examine within the video. Full lesson transcripts are also available for further review of the information.
1. Conflict Resolution Activities for Kids
This lesson will address the importance of teaching children to resolve conflicts peacefully and will offer a three-step process for learning the basic skills of conflict resolution.
2. 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.
3. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom
This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
4. Barriers to Effective Communication: Definition & Examples
Companies need to be aware of potential barriers to communication. In general, physical separation and differences in status differences, gender, culture and language can potentially either block or distort effective communication.
5. What Are Cultural Barriers to Communication in the Workplace? - Definition & Examples
A thriving global marketplace requires effective communication across cultures. Learn about the cultural barriers to communication in the workplace and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
6. Communication to Foster Childhood Development
Communication is an important part of early childhood development. This lesson explains effective uses of communication and details areas it promotes in language development.
7. Analyzing Issues in Teacher-Student Communication
Communicating with students is something that teachers do all the time, sometimes without even thinking about it. In this lesson, you will get a chance to step back and analyze different issues that might arise in communications with students.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Assessment of Teacher Competency - Early Childhood: Practice & Study Guide course
- Developmental Learning Theories
- Childhood Relationships, Communication & Social Development
- Childhood Developmental Challenges
- Teaching Strategies for the Whole Child
- Processes, Practices & Differences in Learning
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Environmental Factors on Learning
- Instructional Planning to Promote Learning
- Handling Diversity & Disabilities in the Classroom
- Structuring & Managing Learning Environments
- Assessment Strategies for Early Childhood
- The Professional Educator
- Creating Positive Interactions & Relationships in Education
- Foundations of the Early Childhood Education
- Rights & Responsibilities in the Early Childhood Classroom
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