Snapchat Takaways – When Snapchat first started, users could only record snaps that were about 10 seconds long. Because many of our modern students use snapchat in their personal lives, teachers have started using Snapchat like video takaways for assignments. This can be used before or after class. Basically, students are asked to submit an […]
Posts Tagged: Communication
I liked the advice in this blog, suggesting that we send emails to 5 categories of people on a regular basis. I’m going to try it to see what happens! How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails.
Introduction: Maintaining an audience-centered approach is crucial to each step of the speech preparation process. From selecting a speech topic to deciding how to organize, word and deliver it, audience analysis is key. It is the process of gathering and analyzing information about audience members’ attributes and motivations with the explicit aim of preparing a […]
Code Switch is an NPR (National Public Radio) blog developed to feature overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Posts look into how how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/
The Chinese word for listening (pronounced ‘ting’) is made up of different individual words in the Chinese language. It emphasizes that listening is more than just with the ear. Other things come into play – being an active participant (you); eye contact is key (eyes); being attentive (undivided attention) and listening with the heart.
Thanks to Juan Parra for this Huffington Post article on the brain structure of those who speak more than one language: Benefits of bilingualism–learning a second language is considered a work out for our brain. Your Mind on Language
Modern technology has expanded our marketplace to include any place in the world. Therefore a business person needs to be aware of appropriate behavior when transacting business in other countries. This video gives you a glimpse of appropriate business behavior in Germany.
This video would be a great way to engage students in conversations about the broader topics of passion, success, love, and wealth, and the importance of each in their lives. These conversations could then be used as a springboard for a writing activity in which students reflect on what passion means to them- how its […]
What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed. In this Ted Ed lesson, the author uses elements of an experiment conducted by a famous violinist to examine Aristotle’s rhetorical means of Persuasion (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) and to illustrate the importance of all three reveals why all three are essential to audience […]
There are many barriers to effective communication. One of these is stereotyping which can lead to prejudice. This video presents a variety of stereotypes based on nationality. It illustrates how to deal with cultural differences positively and not just assume that what you have heard about a particular culture applies to everyone from that country/culture. […]
Modern technology has led to our culturally diverse workplace and our global marketplace. Gone are the days when co-workers, classmates, and even neighbors are the people we grew up with. The United States was once considered a “melting pot” where people migrated and were expected to discard the culture of their country and become “Americanized”. […]
Moving from the 20th century hard copy, 3-ring binder portfolio to the 21st century e-portfolio might be a daunting task. Let educator Kurtis Hewson explain why it may be important to use an e-portfolio. His Slideshare (like an online PowerPoint) may shed some light and be just the thing we need to get us and […]
I want to use this talk to spark a discussion about whether our pre-reflective moral beliefs (the fancy term is “moral intuitions”) are always adequate or require additional training. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/our-buggy-moral-code-dan-ariely
Effective communication involves more than just hearing or reading a message. This infographic is designed to illustrate the cycle of effective communication. The message that is sent must be decoded by the receiver. In order for effective communication to take place, the message must be interpreted as the sender intended it. The interpretation is based […]
In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]