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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers

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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers
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  • Certification
  • Communication in classrooms is more complex and unpredictable than in many other situations. As a teacher, understanding the unique features and functions of communication in the classroom is very important.

    This free online course will help you to discover these functions, and how they impact on each individual in the classroom. It will teach you how classroom communication serves a mixture of three purposes at once: content talk, procedural talk, and behavior control talk. Learn how to recognize different elements of communication, not only the verbal but also the non-verbal and the unintended. Understand that to be effective in non-verbal communication you should know how to measure the correct eye-contact length, social distance and wait time.

    This online course will teach you about the register in a classroom and how to use it in a way that is most beneficial to students’ thinking. Discover the four main structures of participation in teaching, how they influence communication, and some of the the advantages and disadvantages to each.
    This free online course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.

  • After completing this course the learner will be able to:


    • Identify and correctly make use of the different functions which communication serves in the classroom;
    • Effectively use and understand verbal and non-verbal communication;
    • Identify and describe the four main participation structures that guide communication in ways expected by the class, including their advantages and disadvantages;
    • Use communication in the classroom to stimulate students’ thinking;
    • Identify the differences between how a teacher uses communication and how a student uses communication.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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