Communication: Transmit information, thought, or feeling so that it is satisfactorily received or understood.
Must be able to effectively communicate to learners in order to influence them.
Steps for Increasing Personal Awareness Maintain clear andOPENCommunication. Speak Clearly and Concisely. Observe the Nonverbal Language of Other Cultures. Consider the Causes of Conflict. Accept Different Cultures. Explain Your Own Philosophy or Cultures.
C-R-E-A-T-E Limit class to a specific area within the subject matter being taught. Be a subject matter expert. Provide examples that bring clarity to the points. Watch, listen and pay attention to students. Adjust accordingly. Observe your gestures, eye contact, and your posture. Must convey confidence and poise. Be at ease, enjoy your students, and believe in what you are saying.
A powerful opening informs your learners that their time will be used well, that you understand who they are, and that you respect them.
Use the first 15 minutes of class to inform and excite your learners.
Be enthusiastic! NEVER say you are sorry. Maintain eye contact. Tell them what the class will be like. Convey visual integrity. First impression is very important. Consider your voice quality. Articulate. Vary your pitch. Emphasis. Pace. Tone. Vocabulary.
Transitions- the techniques you use to connect all the parts.
There are a number of ways transitions can be used effectively.
Pause- Silence can be powerful. Incorporate Q&A- A brief Q&A period can be a great review. Physical Activity or Movement- This can be by the educator or students. Introduce Visual Aids. Change the Educational Aid. Redirect Attention- If the lesson gets side tracked from the original topic or point.
Low-Order Questioning- Encourages students to keep up with their work. Can be open or closed ended. High-Order Questioning- May lead to improved achievement for learners. Sometimes they are essay-type questions.
Group- Entire class. Direct- Solicit from an individual learner. Redirect- A question is asked of a specific student and then another student is asked to comment on the first student’s response. Note: Always restate the correct response for all learner’s to hear.
Answering questions must require effective listening.