1.What are some barriers to effective speech?
What are some principles of good speech?
What is active listening and what can teachers and students do to develop active listening skills?
2.What are some important aspects of nonverbal communication for teachers to understand?
3.What are your own communication strengths and weaknesses?
What might you do to improve your communication skills?
Ms. Carmichael is upset with Zack, one of her fifth-grade students, because he has not turned in his homework for the third time in the past week. She is discussing the situation with him, trying to express the importance of turning in assignments on time. Which of the following is likely to be her best response to the situation?
a. “Okay, Zack, you may turn it in tomorrow.”
b. “What is wrong with you, Zack? This is the third time in a week! I know you can do the work. Are you just plain lazy? Is that it? This is getting ridiculous. Do you want to fail?”
c. “Zack, I know you can do the work. Are you trying to make things more difficult for me by not turning it in?”
d. “Zack, I can’t possibly assess your understanding of the material when you don’t turn in your work. This can’t continue. Please get it to me by the end of the day, and no more late work.”