Tactful Teacher Effective Communication with Parents, Colleagues, and Administrators

ISBN-10: 0974934437
ISBN-13: 9780974934433
Edition: 2005
Authors: Yvonne Bender
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Description: By equipping teachers with the tools they need to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administrators, this handbook prepares them to deal successfully with and understand the dynamics of a variety of work-related situations.  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Nomad Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

By equipping teachers with the tools they need to communicate effectively with colleagues, parents, and administrators, this handbook prepares them to deal successfully with and understand the dynamics of a variety of work-related situations. Especially helpful for those new to the field, this guide teaches the skills to build effective communication, tailor messages to fit their recipients, and interact with difficult people and under pressure. Using specific scenarios, such as dealing with angry parents, sharing unpleasant information, or communicating in less-than-ideal school environments, different communication strategies, and why they work, are discussed in detail. Advice is also given on handling "The Social Addiction Trap" and those tricky "what's your opinion" questions with grace and aplomb.

Yvonne Bender has 30 years' experience teaching at all levels, as well as mentoring new teachers. She has served on numerous school boards and is currently on Maryland's Citizen's Review Board for Children. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Building Effective Communication
Ten Strategies for Building Effective Communication
Adjust Your Communication to Fit the Situation
Follow Your School's Chain of Command
Open Lines of Communication
Begin Positively
Practice Active Listening
Emphasize Areas of Agreement
Be Willing to Compromise
Respect Confidentiality
Avoid Gossip
End on a Positive Note
Tailoring Communication for a Perfect Fit
Communicating With Parents
Communicating With Administrators
Communicating With Colleagues
Communicating With the Community
Communicating With Difficult People
Communicating Effectively With Angry People
Peeved Parent
Annoyed Administrator
Cranky Colleague
Crabby Custodian
Communicating With Overly Controlling People
Authoritarian Administrator
Overly Helpful Parent
Charmingly Assertive Colleague

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