ERIC Number: ED185605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Straight Talk: A Communication Primer.
Using typical statements made by teachers and school administrators as examples, this self-help primer offers tips for developing conversational patterns that promote interpersonal understanding. The tips are designed to help readers learn about 40 effective conversational habits, including being specific, talking sparingly, admitting mistakes, listening actively, accepting compliments appropriately, using humor productively, being venturesome, accepting others' uniqueness, taking the initiative, and avoiding such blocks to communication as minimizing other people, threatening, scapegoating, belittling, committing verbal abuse, using sarcasm, and giving advice. For each conversational habit dealt with, the primer offers a brief discussion of it and presents sample statements representing preferred and nonpreferred ways of talking to another person. (GT)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication (Thought Transfer), Elementary Secondary Education, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship, Speech Communication, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Publications Sales, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.