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Ch 10: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Communication Skills

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Let experts show you the importance of communication skills in early childhood education. Use the lesson videos and quizzes to review the review the communication process and ensure that you are able to correctly answer the questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Communication Skills - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter take a look at the definition and steps of effective communication. As you prepare for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam, utilize these lessons to make sure you understand communication strategies and techniques that will allow you to be able to answer these types of questions correctly:

  • Defining and giving examples of active listening
  • Explaining intentional conversation strategies for the classroom
  • Organizing and developing presentations
  • Discussing vocal qualities that give meaning during public speaking
  • Describing the role of nonverbal communication during speeches
  • Understanding the importance of being an ethical listener

Our instructors present communication information in an engaging way. They will walk you through the different aspects of effective classroom and public speaking to make sure you understand the importance of communication in education and are prepared for your exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Communication Skills
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What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

1. What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

Communication is a process, and if the process breaks down, communication will fail. In this lesson, you'll learn about the communication process. We'll also discuss how the concept of noise can disrupt this process.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

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.

Intentional Conversation Strategies for the Classroom

3. Intentional Conversation Strategies for the Classroom

Intentional conversations are a way for you to learn more about your students and help them practice real-world skills. In this lesson, we will learn what intentional conversations look like, their benefits and how you can begin incorporating them into your class.

Organizing & Developing an Effective Presentation

4. Organizing & Developing an Effective Presentation

Preparing a presentation can seem difficult and overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. In this lesson, we'll introduce the 'A.C.E.' acronym and explain how using it can set you up for a successful experience.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

5. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

6. The Role of Nonverbal Communication During Speech Delivery

When delivering a speech, your body movements tell almost as much about your message as your actual speech. Eye contact, body orientation, posture, facial expressions and gestures play into how your audience perceives your message.

The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener

7. The Importance of Being a Civil and Ethical Listener

The listener has just as much responsibility as the speaker when it comes to ethical decision making. As listeners, we are responsible for being courteous and attentive, avoiding judgment and supporting the speaker's free speech rights.

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