Program Contents: 29 minute DVD
Copyright Date: 2006
Available in the United States Only
PART OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - SUCCEEDING AS A TEACHER
Learning to successfully communicate with students, parents, and colleagues is absolutely crucial for anyone who wishes to prosper as a teacher. This program, designed for and by teachers with this key issue in mind, is useful for any instructor seeking to build his or her communication skills.
Viewers learn how to establish good relationships with their students by getting to know them, and creating a climate of mutual respect. Important techniques are demonstrated: how a teacher can set and convey expectations clearly, and how to use praise sincerely.
This program illustrates valuable tips on communicating productively with parents – such as involving them in the classroom; effectively using newsletters, e-mail, and phone calls; conducting parent-teacher conferences; and informing parents of their children’s achievements. The importance of communication with fellow staff members is also highlighted. See how a good attitude, acceptance of shared responsibility, and consistent attendance at meetings demonstrates professionalism to peers and supervisors.