Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

Author: Erik Palmer
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 141661902X
Format: PDF, ePub
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With the Common Core State Standards emphasizing listening and speaking across the curriculum, these long-neglected language arts are regaining a place in schools. For teachers, this means reexamining practices and rethinking expectations. How much do we know about teaching listening and speaking as the complex communication skills they are? How do we teach students to discuss appropriately, integrate and understand the mountains of information they receive, and express themselves clearly and effectively? In this lively and practical book, 20-year teaching veteran Erik Palmer presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening but focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom. Here, you'll get concrete guidance for teaching and assessing * Collaborative discussion * Listening and media literacy * Questioning and reasoning * Speech presentation * Effective multimedia use * Adapting speech to different content and tasks With due respect to reading and writing, we do most of our communicating--in the classroom and in life--through listening and speaking. Filled with examples and specific activities targeted to variety of subjects and grade levels, this book is an essential resource for all teachers interested in helping students acquire core skills that cross the content areas and support long-term success.

Presentation Skills for Teachers

Author: Harris, Jean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135358540
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers are often required to give presentations to adult groups. Covering all aspects of the presentation event, this book examines areas such as: overcoming fears of speaking in public; researching the audience and subject; and planning, structuring and timing the presentation.

Methods of Learning Communication Skills

Author: P. R. Day
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 148313878X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Methods of Learning Communication Skills describes and analyzes different kinds of learning experiences and raises questions about their use by people engaged in social work training and education. This book is based on the assumption that there are elements of skill in different forms of communication between people and that learning experiences can be organized in ways that enable people to develop some of these skills. This monograph is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an introduction to the importance of learning experiences and communication in social work, using illustrations taken from everyday situations. Communication is discussed in relation to language and learning, models and imitative learning, social skills, and human relationships and communication skills. Subsequent chapters explore the organization of learning; some tools of learning such as lectures and group discussions; learning about influences on communication; and learning about communication in interviewing. The use of simulation exercises in ""sensitivity"" or ""human relations"" training is also considered, along with the link between group experience and learning. The final chapter re-emphasizes the central role played by communication skills in teaching and social work. This text will be a useful resource for social workers, sociologists, educators, and social scientists.

Time Management for Teachers

Author: Nelson, Ian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136353313
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Increased administrative duties, the National Curriculum, new tests and extra marking mean that teachers are under more pressure than ever. This book provides practical ideas for successful time management.

How to Run Seminars and Workshops

Author: Robert L. Jolles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119374332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make your message stick with expert help from this classic trainer's resource How to Run Seminars and Workshops is the classic guide for trainers and presenters in any industry. Packed with clear advice and real-world practicality, this book covers all aspects including planning, setup, delivery, coaching, and more—including valuable guidance on selling your services. This new Fourth Edition has been updated and expanded, with new information on training simulations, self-marketing, and online delivery. New templates and worksheets help you sell your presentation more effectively, and insider tips leave you equipped to handle any situation that might arise. Novice presenters will find extensive guidance for every phase of the process, and even veteran presenters will learn how to fine-tune and adjust their methods to suit their audience and mode of delivery. Most trainers and presenters know all they need to know about their chosen topic, but very few know how to present it effectively. For more than a decade, this book has been training the trainers—from behind-the-scenes preparations to "in the pit" performance and working with trainees hands-on, straightforward guidance shows you how to: Capture and hold the audience's interest with expert pacing and visual aids Take advantage of new technologies that make training more accessible Prepare each session thoroughly to avoid mistakes, malfunctions, and delays Offer effective feedback, fine-tune delivery, market your services, and more As training departments shrink—many disappearing entirely—more and more companies are turning to keynote and workshop delivery as a way of reaching key clients. Podcasts are replacing live training, and new technology is continually changing the way presentations are made. Professional trainers and speakers must understand the nuances of any audience/delivery permutation, and tailor their methods to match. How to Run Seminars and Workshops is a trusted resource for presenters seeking to boost their effectiveness at any level, in any industry.

Acting Skills for Teachers

Author: Robert Swerdlow
Publisher: Complete Teacher Academy LLC
ISBN: 0988862069
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Teachers Today Must Wear Many Hats! Professional and subject knowledge has long been part of the teacher education curriculum. However, skill training in the areas of acting, managing, developing and selling appears to have been overlooked in most programs. Research shows that some of our best teachers are also pretty good ACTORS! They possess skills relating to vocal expression, bodily actions, role-playing, and the use of space and props. And they have also mastered techniques for generating surprise, creating suspense, and using humor in their classrooms. Acting Skills for Teachers will contribute to the professional development of both new and experienced teachers by providing training in the acting skills that are desired. Complete Teacher Handbooks To help meet the needs of both new and experienced teachers, we now offer a series of interactive eTextbooks. These include: Acting Skills for Teachers Managing Skills for Teachers Developing Skills for Teachers Selling Skills for Teachers Skill acquisition for each of the above-mentioned titles is performance-based and evaluation is criterion-referenced. Both teachers and teacher wannabes will benefit from the use of these very practical, self-study materials. Together with professional and subject knowledge instruction, these titles should help to provide a more realistic approach for delivering practical training in the complete praxis of teaching. Â Acting Skills for Teachers runs on all tablets, smartphones and computers. This eTextbook can be downloaded at our newly designed web site ? www.completeteacher.com

Well Spoken

Author: Erik Palmer
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108815
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, Erik Palmer shares the art of teaching speaking in any classroom. Teachers will find thoughtful and engaging strategies for integrating speaking skills throughout the curriculum.--[book cover]

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom

Author: Lisa Johnson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506356362
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Building 21st Century communication skills Students are expected to be innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers. But what if they can't communicate their ideas persuasively? Knowing how to share ideas is as crucial as the ideas themselves. Unfortunately, many students don’t get explicit opportunities to hone this skill. Cultivating Communication in the Classroom will help educators design authentic learning experiences that allow students to practice their skills. Readers will find: Real world insights into how students will be expected to communicate in their future careers and education Strategies for teaching communication skills throughout the curriculum Communication Catchers for igniting ideas

I d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

Author: Tony Danza
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307887871
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The television star recounts the year he spent teaching at Philadelphia's largest high school, the challenges he encountered keeping students engaged, and his memories of posing disciplinary challenges to his own instructors as a teenager.