Communication Techniques For Educators & Administrators –


(3 credits)

This course is designed to help educators and administrators develop effective interpersonal, group, and public communication skills. Strategies and techniques presented will include one-on-one interaction, organizational teamwork, strategies for conducting productive meetings, public presentation, and speaking styles. Emphasis is placed on communications with parents, teachers, the governing board, the superintendents, and the community.
This graduate-level course is weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

  • Analyze effective listening skills.
  • Examine the relationship of teacher nonverbal behavior to teacher effectiveness.
  • Explain the functions of verbal and nonverbal communication in the classroom.
  • Analyze the importance of perception in the classroom.
  • Explain the process of perception.

Instructional Strategies

  • Compare and contrast instructional strategies.
  • Analyze cultural variations in learning styles.
  • Explain the significance of clarity in classroom communications.

Ethical Behavior in the Classroom

  • Identify ways to handle disruptive students.
  • Analyze the process of ethical decision making.
  • Examine the relationship between ethics and the role of the teacher.

Communications Concerns

  • Examine the areas of communication concerns in schools.

Classroom Communication

  • Analyze the effect of classroom diversity on communication.
  • Examine communication competencies for teachers.
  • Differentiate between a supportive and defensive classroom climate.
  • Define the communication process.

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