ERIC Number: ED468694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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How To Say the Right Thing Every Time: Communicating Well with Students, Staff, Parents, and the Public.
Ramsey, Robert D.
Filled with time-tested techniques and relevant examples, this user-friendly guide aims to empower educators with the confidence and tools necessary to communicate effectively, efficiently, and honestly in all situations. The resource guide uses clear-cut language, to-the-point insights, and pertinent advice--reflecting the many suggestions found within the guide. Key features in the guide include: specific ways to avoid the 20 most common communication barriers; proven "how-to's" and "do's-and-don'ts" for talking with students--everything from giving clear instructions and praise to discussing drugs and violence; guidelines for successful parent-teacher conferences, plus tips for breaking bad news and dealing with angry adults; strategies for effective public speaking and handling performance reviews, job interviews, media interviews, and special ceremonies; and tactics for powerful written and other nonverbal communications. The resource guide inspires and instructs practitioners to deliver audience-appropriate, meaningful messages to promote positive student interaction, as well as foster understanding and support from parents, peers, and the public. Attached are 101 Ways to Be a Better Communicator Starting Tomorrow Morning; What Others Say about Communication: Quips, Quotes, and Anecdotes; a 25-item bibliography and list of references; and Self-Affirmations: How to Say the Right Thing to Yourself. (NKA)
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Guides, Interaction, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Teacher Conferences, Speech Communication
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 805-499-9774 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-4501-6, $29.95; hardback: ISBN-0-7619-4500-8, $69.95). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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