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Listening: Beyond Telling To “Being” What We Want To Teach, Roben Torosyan Nov 2013

Listening: Beyond Telling To “Being” What We Want To Teach, Roben Torosyan

Roben Torosyan Ph.D.

In response to a culture of polarized argument, this paper shows a way to provide people with practice at deep listening and understanding. The author examines ways in which self-disclosure about problems of dialog may be an ideal means for teachers or leaders to show people alternate ways of being in the world of meaning making.


A Teacher's Guide To Communicating With Parents: Practical Strategies For Developing Successful Relationships, Tina Dyches, Nari Carter, Mary Prater Dec 2010

A Teacher's Guide To Communicating With Parents: Practical Strategies For Developing Successful Relationships, Tina Dyches, Nari Carter, Mary Prater

Tina T. Dyches

A supplementary guidebook for courses in Collaboration, School/Family Relationships, or School/Family Partnerships. This guidebook provides evidence-based information, examples, and resources to K-12 educators about effective strategies for communicating with parents. It is divided into five sections: Developing Caring Relationships in Schools, Communicating with Families for Student Success, Communicating with Families throughout the School Year, Communicating with Families in Meetings, and Addressing Difficult Topics with Families. Each section begins with a discussion of the topic as it relates to general education students, students with disabilities, culturally/linguistically diverse students, and students with unique gifts and talents. Graphics and examples ...


Supplementing A Librarian's Information Literacy Toolkit With Textbooks: A Scan Of Basic Communication Course Texts, Melissa Kozel-Gain, Rick A. Stoddart Dec 2010

Supplementing A Librarian's Information Literacy Toolkit With Textbooks: A Scan Of Basic Communication Course Texts, Melissa Kozel-Gain, Rick A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

This inquiry subjectively examines selected basic communication textbooks for information literacy concepts from the communication discipline point of view. Librarians can build on these concepts in library skills instruction sessions for first-year communication students. This analysis reveals that communication textbook authors are addressing information literacy concepts and standards with content, exercises, examples, and, most importantly, context; and the authors are often utilizing their own discipline-specific terminology to do so. Because finding, using, and evaluating information is a cornerstone of communication education and because the most successful information literacy efforts result from learning its tenets in a variety of contexts, librarians ...


Competing Perspectives: Communicating The Value Of School Librarians And Ict Skills To School Principals/Administrators, Rick A. Stoddart Dec 2010

Competing Perspectives: Communicating The Value Of School Librarians And Ict Skills To School Principals/Administrators, Rick A. Stoddart

Rick A Stoddart

This paper will examine how LIS schools prepare pre-service librarians to communicate with school principal/administrators the importance and implementation of Information & Communication-Technology (ICT) standards. A recent state-wide study has shown that many school principals/ administrators derive their understanding as to the role of school libraries/ librarians from three main sources: personal experience (84.7%), on-the-job experience (81.3%), and informal communication with school librarians (80.7%).1 Obviously, school librarian interaction with principals/administrators has large impact on an administrator’s viewpoint on school libraries’/librarians’ educational efficacy. Unfortunately, those principals/administrators who relied on on-the-job experience as a knowledge base tended to assess their school or district’s teaching of ICT standards lower than those who had more formal training such as undergraduate/graduate coursework or professional development.2 Couple this finding with principals/administrators strongly seeing the desired roles of school librarians as instructional support (94.9%) and as a reading motivator (93.2%)3; and this results in a disjointed perception as to the responsibilities of the school librarian toward ICT skills within a school or district. Based on the results of the Idaho School Impact Study 2009, as well as drawing from the professional literature, this paper will outline how school librarians face competing perceptions from school administrators/principals as to their role and impact within a school/district. The paper will also seek to answer these questions: ● In facing these ...


The Effect Of Learning Management Systems On Student And Faculty Outcomes, Beth Rubin, Ron Fernandes, Maria Avgerinou, James Moore Dec 2009

The Effect Of Learning Management Systems On Student And Faculty Outcomes, Beth Rubin, Ron Fernandes, Maria Avgerinou, James Moore

Beth Rubin

This study examines the effects of interactive and learning structures enabled by different Learning Management Systems (LMS) on satisfaction and learner engagement in online courses. An LMS can support or hinder active engagement, meaningful connections between segments of the course, easy communication, and formative feedback by making it easier or more difficult for faculty to communicate course requirements, provide open-ended feedback, and place course elements that are used together contiguous to one another. This study compares sections of the same course, offered by the same instructors using the same course materials in at least two different LMSs. It examines whether ...