This book provides prospective and current teachers with the skills and knowledge to understand and improve their own and their students’ communication behavior. By combining theory and practical advice, this book focuses on the reasons for using certain communication strategies and how to implement them. Communication for the Classroom Teacher covers a wide range of classroom communication issues, including interpersonal and small group communication; listening skills; verbal and nonverbal communication (from both the teacher's and student's perspective); instructional strategies such as lecturing, discussions, and storytelling; teacher influence; ethical considerations; and racism/sexism in the classroom.
In this incarnation (previous, 1995), Cooper (Northwestern U.) has added author Simonds (Illinois State U.) and updated material. They provide theoretical support to their classroom experience relating to the units on: communication competence, instructional strategies toward such, and communication impact. Diversity, gender differences, and nonverbal communication are part of the discussion. Each chapter is capped by a summary, activities, and further readings. Appends a discussion of and instruments for systematic observation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.