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Effective Communicator


The teacher who is an effective communicator is able to communicate with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and community members using a variety of formats and media.  He or she uses correct standard grammar and spelling to convey clear information to various recipients in a way that is appropriate to the audience.  The effective communicator is professional in their written and spoken communications, and does not engage in hear-say or betray confidential information about students, their families, or other professionals.  He or she is able to collaborate with other teachers, instructional aides,  administrators and parents, and knows how to access resources.  The teacher is able to use media and communication technologies to support their teaching.  He or she is able to effectively use questioning and reflective listening to engage their students in higher level and critical thinking about the content matter.   I believe that EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR is most closely related to REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER, STUDENT ENABLER, and LEADER & PROFESSIONAL.





UAH Goal #6:  A competent teacher candidate is an EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR.
" The teacher candidate evidences effective communication skills by:


  1. Demonstrating effective verbal, nonverbal, written and media communication techniques that foster inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  2. Displaying writing samples that are grammatically correct, convey information effectively, and are appropriately constructed for various purposes and audiences.
  3. Demonstrating communication abilities with individual students, in small-groups, in class, and in other school settings.
  4. Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively in person, via phone, via email, and in writing to parents of one’s students.
  5. Demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with other teachers, administrators, and other school personnel in multiple ways.

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