ERIC Number: ED253914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Helping by Consulting.
Boyd, Stephen D.
To "consult" with teachers requires making the right people aware that the consultant is available and that the consultant has something to contribute to their skills. Acquiring invitations for consulting work is the main obstacle consultants must overcome. They must get to know school administrators, curriculum supervisors, state department representatives, and other persons in a position to bring in consultants. One way to accomplish this is to offer consulting services to campus education personnel in charge of inservice programs. A second way is to teach graduate level courses, which frequently enroll elementary and secondary school teachers. A third way is to become part of the staff for training state employees. Suggestions that may be helpful in the programs conducted by consultants include the following: (1) condense classroom material to what can be covered in specific time blocks of one to three hours, (2) decide on an area of concentration and stay with it, (3) distribute a handout containing the basic principles of the session and the consultant's name and phone number, and (4) actively seek out opportunities to "help" by consulting. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Consultants
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Indianapolis, IN, April 4-6, 1985).