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Dog Training. English 102. Language and Culture:  Hidden Aspects of Communication. Kinesics The most obvious form of paralanguage is body language or kinesics .

Language and Culture:  Hidden Aspects of Communication

This is the language of gestures, expressions, and postures. In North America, for instance, we commonly use our arms and hands to say good-bye, point, count, express excitement, beckon, warn away, threaten, insult etc. Materials for Faculty. Teacher Tools - by Teachers for Teachers. Find a Lesson Plan. Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You. The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans?

Likes?) Virtual Faculty Lounge. A Teaching and Learning Resource Center NCA members have a wealth of expertise regarding teaching and curriculum development.

Virtual Faculty Lounge

For nearly 100 years, they not only have honored the importance of classroom work, but also have been leaders in teaching innovations. NCA’s Virtual Faculty Lounge seeks to draw on that experience by providing a virtual space where communication teacher-scholars can develop their aspirations, goals, methods, and ideas for their work in the classroom and receive inspiration from colleagues. Assessment ResourcesAssessing academic programs and student learning outcomes in communication is a challenge. NCA supports communication colleagues as they develop, design, and redesign assessment programs on their campuses. Assign This A collection of classroom tested exercises ready to incorporate into your course Course Teaching Tips An interview series with resources for teaching typical communication courses Teachers on Teaching An interview series with outstanding teachers. CMST&210, Interpersonal Communication - Open Course Library.

Beebe et al., Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, 6/e. Four Principles of Interpersonal Communication. These principles underlie the workings in real life of interpersonal communication.

Four Principles of Interpersonal Communication

They are basic to communication. We can't ignore them Interpersonal communication is inescapable We can't not communicate. The very attempt not to communicate communicates something. Interpersonal communication is irreversible You can't really take back something once it has been said. Interpersonal communication is complicated No form of communication is simple. I and Thou - Martin Buber. Interpersonal Communication: I-it, I-you and I-thou. Conversational Terrorism: How NOT to Talk! Emotional Intelligence Test. For decades, a lot of emphasis has been put on certain aspects of intelligence such as logical reasoning, math skills, spatial skills, understanding analogies, verbal skills etc.

Emotional Intelligence Test

Researchers were puzzled by the fact that while IQ could predict to a significant degree academic performance and, to some degree, professional and personal success, there was something missing in the equation.

Interactive Johari Window - take the test online. The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up.

<div style="border:2px solid #000; padding:8px;"><p><b>Sorry, the Johari Window requires Javascript</b> - you either have Javascript turned off in your browser settings, or are using a browser that does not support it. </p></div> To get started, pick the five or six words that you feel best describe you, from the list below:- Active Voice vs. Passive Voice Worksheets. Free Public Lectures. 25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos. RefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos.

25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. bigthink.com Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. Thousands of Free Lesson Plans and Educational Resources for Teachers. An Early Semester Lesson Plan for a College Composition Class. 1.

An Early Semester Lesson Plan for a College Composition Class.

Deliver a brief lecture on the essay to have been read for today; namely, on any bits of sloppy prose or grammatical awkwardness (or misuses) or anything else for the students to avoid in their own writing. Question the author’s use of certain words in specific instances. Bring up more appropriate synonyms. Do this with confidence. What Should Rubrics Measure?

Rubrics are tools that help teachers and students generate feedback about student evidence and student work.

What Should Rubrics Measure?

They offer an alternative to “point-based” or “number-based” grading, and they are often paired with authentic assessment. In my experience, most teachers usually create rubrics long after they have crafted a worthy performance task. However, I wish to pose an important question: Shouldn’t we know what evidence we seek BEFORE we even begin to think about performance tasks? If the goal of a performance based assessment is to provide teachers with evidence that a student has achieved understanding, then the rubric criteria should be identified FIRST.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class. Teaching Strategies Creating a Common Craft-style video is part of the classroom assignment.

Life in a 21st-Century English Class

Paragraphs & Essays. Practice various strategies for developing well-organized paragraphs and essays that keep readers interested and informed.

Paragraphs & Essays

Develop Effective Paragraphs How to find a topic, discover supporting details, and arrange sentences clearly and logically. Develop Effective Essays. Principles of Composition.