Verbal, Non-Verbal and Media Communications Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sarah Cress Art Ed 4273
MoStep Madness Agenda…• Xtranormal Video – Go Jim!!• Sketchbook Prompt• Sketchbook Discussion• Something to Consider?• MoStep Seven, Can I Have a Volunteer?• Non Verbal Communication• Break• Verbal Communication• Media Communication• Consideration of All Participants• Fostering Good Communication Skills Among Our Students• Issues Inherent in the Art Classroom Space
Sketchbook Prompt… Create a list detailing the manners in which your instructor communicates with you, verbally, non-verbally and utilizing media. Create a second list detailing the manners in which you personally have communicated with your students during internship verbally, non-verbally and utilizing media.
Something to Consider?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXytQOkNaq4
MoStep Seven…• 1.2.7 The preservice teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.• Performance Indicators: The preservice teacher – 22.214.171.124 models effective verbal/non-verbal communication skills; – 126.96.36.199 demonstrates sensitivity to cultural, gender, intellectual, and physical ability differences in classroom communication and in responses to students communications; – 188.8.131.52 supports and expands learner expression in speaking, writing, listening, and other media; – 184.108.40.206 uses a variety of media communication tools.
MoStep Seven Rubric…The pre-service teacher uses clear and articulate verbal, nonverbal and media communication tools in all interactions with students, parents, colleagues and the community. The candidate demonstrates exemplary communication tools and techniques to support the learner’s development of effective communication skills and to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. Use of communication/media technology is appropriate and varied.
Non-Verbal Communication…• Begins with an attitude• How one dresses and composes oneself• Posture• Enthusiasm• Energy level• Hand gestures• Eye contact• Body movement
What are We Communicating Right Now?? Split up into pairs, choosing a partner that you know and trust. Once situated, your pair will be provided two storybooks. Find a private space in which the two of you can take turns reading a storybook to one another. While one partner reads, the other must study their every move. Using the components covered previously, make notes regarding your partner’s non-verbal communication.
Additional Non-Verbal Tactics…• Organization of lessons and sequence• Organization of classroom space• Your treatment of classroom materials and resources• Your interactions with other teachers• Your interactions with visitors that come into the room• Your interactions with other students
Reading Our Students’ Non-Verbal Communication… • Welcome each student at the door • Digest the student’s appearance…is it out of the ordinary? • Observe their general demeanor • Observe their reactions to you • Observe their reactions to others • If you feel the need to address concerns, do so privately
Verbal Communication…• Demeanor• Vocal range/volume• Use of voice to control student response• Vocal speed• Use of proper language• The avoidance of the almighty “UMMMM…”• Confidence in material• Emphasis when needed• Visual aides that communicate verbally
How Have You Grown Personally? Thinking back to those first few microteaching experiences, consider your own personal goals for improving your presentation style. How have you addressed those concerns in internship? Have you noticed improvements? How so?
Media Communication…• Print materials• Web presence• Email correspondence• Phone conversations• Your own art making
Consideration of All Participants…Consider how you communicate with:• Students• Fellow teachers• Administrators• Parents• Community membersConsider how you communicate during:• Parent teacher conferences• Committee meetings• Staff meetings• Community meetings• Board meetings
Fostering Good Communication Skills in Our Students… Within pairs, consider some exercises that you would employ to help foster good communication skills among your students.
Issues Inherent in Art Education… • Sketchbook entries • Mature topics • Questions that may throw you for a loop • Feeling of insecurity How would you react as teacher?
Artifact Brainstorm…Artifact Brainstorm… Now, let’s brainstorm some ways we can demonstrate our newfound knowledge.