In terms of education, talk can be defined as everyday uses of spoken language and it refers to the act of both speaking and listening (Bearne, 1998). (Mercer, 1995)categorised talk in three ways; cumulative, disputational and exploratory. Cumulative talk is when pupils work together in pairs to gain a shared knowledge about a subject, disputational talk is mostly short controversial utterances in the form of a debate and exploratory helps people work together by using each other’s ideas critically. Mercer’s three categories of talk are examples of the types of talk that can be found in the classroom environment. This essay will consider will examine the importance of the talk in the classroom and the challenges of it, with specific reference to storytelling.
Hester has committed adultery inside her hometown and was forced to wear the Scarlet Letter on her breast as a punishment. Inside her community, many members judged Hester by her appearance, and more importantly, her behavior. Unfortunately, Pearl was the love and family she only had. During most days, Pearl and Hester would walk in the woods by gardens and spent lonely days with each other. Back in 2010, the children in the Van Devender’s middle school were forced into a sudden change. The school decided to switch to sex-segregated classes. This quick alternation was changing the aspects on how the whole community felt about the conflict. Van Devender’s middle school children and Hester both face common types of separation in their life. Public communication has caused them to become well known.
For the past twelve years, COM 434 Radio/TV Practicum has gone through many changes, but the learning that goes on in the classroom and in the television studio remains the same. The Calumet Roundtable is a unique class, giving students a real world experience in the field of television production. The organizational communication of this course has shifted throughout the semester each teaching individuals various lessons: having inadequate note for your superior or talent is going to affect the outcome; hiding information from your supervisors is never a beneficial thing because it reflects negatively on them; abusing your power is unethical for personal gain; and every leader has different personality and unique managing styles. Considering
Dorothy and I have been friends for 11years now. We meet at a nursing home where we both work as CNA’s . She is no long a cna , she does something completely different. We can go months without talking and then decide we need each other. We can start right back up where we left off. We have been there for each other though up’s and down’s. I can call her anytime and she will answer. We need to spend more time together and commutate more. When she would call I would be always busy with school or work. I didn’t making time for her like I should. I hated doing this because I knew it hurt her feelings and one of these days she is going to get fed up with it and stop being my friend. So I started making
During K. Green meeting, K. stated vital information was discussed to help him be more productive throughout the school. K. Green will be working on self-advocacy this academic school year. Please, encourage him to ask for assistance when needs and verbally express his frustrated or confused.
There are three teachers in the classroom, one does reading/lesson circle with a small group of students, another does arts and crafts, and one of them circulates throughout the room helping students with their work-plans. The teacher that circulates around the room all the time appears to be the head teacher and when a conflict arises she is the one to mediate it. The way that the teachers speak with the children is as if they are equals, they aren’t talked down to and the students give the teachers complete respect.
Interactions between teachers and students in regards to teacher talk is one of the most important learning tools used in the classroom. Talk moves are tools for building an environment that serves a range of productive interactional, social and intellectual learning functions in the classroom (Edwards-Groves, 2014). They are enabled and constrained by the “sayings, doings and relatings present in classrooms” and prompt responses from students (Edwards-Groves, 2014, p1). Teacher talk is a large part of how students learn, through models such as ‘Initiate, Respond, Evaluate’ (IRE). The IRE model involved the teacher asking questions and giving appropriate feedback to the student’s response to help them understand the reasons behind their response. The Scaffolding Interaction Cycle (SIC) is another important tool, which involved teachers scaffolding a students’ response to engage higher learning functions. It is important to consider Bull and Anstey’s three-style model, consisting of pedagogy of school, pedagogy of literacy lessons and pedagogy of literacy learning (Anstey and Bull, 1996). Pedagogy of school involves the teacher and the student conversing in a Q&A like manner, or a ‘guess-what’s-in-my-head’ approach taken by the teacher. The pedagogy of literacy lessons involves the students carrying out the teacher’s instructions but not making the connection to what they are learning. There is a time where these styles may be useful, but
Throughout my paragraph I used different tones for each paragraphs. In some paragraphs I use a tone that is amiable to many people. For example, I use an amiable tone when I talk about the person who has inspired me and gave me positive influence. I also use anaphora throughout my essay when I compare the two classes I use to be bad in and how I have improved throughout my highschool career. I compare how I did in my science class and history class in my past years to how I did this year. When I mention in my essay that I do not like tennis, but it is a popular sport, is an example of Antanagoge because I criticize tennis, but compliment the sport. Tennis is a really fun sport to play, but it is just not a sport for me. Even Though I did not
To better understand my communication skills, I conducted brief conversations with various employees at my school. Because school is out for the summer, I had to meet with a bus driver and cafeteria worker from another school that is currently having summer school. Each individual was asked the following questions: What do you like best about the summer vacation? Is this your favorite time of the year? Why or Why not? Here are the descriptions from each interaction.
Ebony, a university student, finds herself in two classes, each with their own unique atmosphere. Interpersonal Communication comes first and is taught by Professor Gardner, who has been teaching for 20 years. Organizational Communication is her second class, taught by Professor Morgan, who is younger than Professor Gardner. Each professor has a different style of teaching and opinion on how students learn most efficiently. Professor Gardner sets out his expectations, rules of conduct, and strict no-technology policy on the first day of class; he values structure and consistency for his students. Professor Morgan does not present rules for her class; she does not mind if students come in late or leave early, and appreciates the use of technology for the purpose of adapting the learning environment for each student. Professor Morgan values freedom and self-responsibility for her students. Ebony loves Interpersonal Communication, and notices that the students, when provided with structure, tend to thrive, communicate freely, and connect with other students right away. There is a lot of laughter involved, and most everyone knows each other’s names. In Organizational Communication, however, Ebony feels lost and out of touch with the path of the class. She finds that the spontaneity of Professor Morgan is more confusing than helpful; Ebony senses the disconnect between students, as most of them do not know each other’s names. Professor
The purpose of the current study is to better understand how an effective public relations plan can improve the communication within an elementary school setting. In this study, a public relations plan was created for Mater Academy Elementary Charter School to integrate current understanding of how public relations theory and its impact on the effectiveness of overall communication.
Increasing in Quality of internal communication between the teachers, parents, administrators will place great value on excellent internal communication in the school system. Recognizing and rewarding teachers who implement new ideas within the classroom is the norm and taking the time to acknowledge their effort when they solve the problem. The Vroom’s theory has a great connection, it an expectancy theory of choice Valence that refers to an emotional orientation which individuals maintains with respect to outcomes such as a reward. The Expectancy refers to employees’ different expectations and levels of confidence in regards to what they can do and cannot. Another focus is on Instrumentality which refers to the perception of workers whether they will receive what they desire, even if it has been promised by leaders. Building relationship with teachers, parents, and administrators clearly, building strong, meaningful relationship with teachers is important to positively influence school climate. Teachers satisfaction goes a long way to contributing to positives school climate. What every school should know about promoting positive organizational climate and culture; building relationships with student find ways to involve students in meaningful ways, encourages them to take pride in their school. Building relationships with teachers a positive learning culture cannot be nurtured without teacher involvement, nor there be a positive climate without satisfied teachers.
As mentioned prior, students in middle school are going through significant changes. This means that there must be a clear path of communication between the parents/guardians and the educator. Parent-teacher conferences are a great way for parents to be involved in the learning environment. Through these conferences, parents can learn how their adolescent is performing in class. These conferences not only address academic progress, but also behavioral needs. It is common for students to act up for attention or to look cool in the middle grades. With parent-teacher conferences, the parent(s) can be made aware of any negative behaviors that need to be addressed. Another approach is a school newsletter, which I personally really like. Within the newsletter can be important upcoming dates, shout-outs, and relevant information. I really enjoy the idea of newsletters being sent home versus emailed. This is because I have students who do not have internet access at home. It is not fair for those students and parents to miss out if they do not have internet access. The communication line between parents/guardians and the educator is critical in the middle level. It is crucial for me to fulfill my role as an educator and communicating with the families. If I push this topic to the side, it is my student who suffers. It is not fair to my student to suffer if I do not perform my job the proper way.
As a future educator there are many ideas or philosophies on how teachers should teach students. Students learn best when they are able to relate to the material that is being taught. Cohen (1999) writes, “This educational philosophy stresses that students should test ideas by active experimentation. Learning is rooted in the questions of learners that arise through experiencing the world” The curriculum is based on the needs, ability, and experiences that the student has. From the curriculum, teachers create lessons that influence their students to actively participate and encourage development. The teacher is merely an organizer who offers encouragement as well as prompting the students to use critical thinking skills by challenging them with questions. Students then use this skill to cooperate in groups as well as discuss view point that they may not agree with. This form of duel communication is a skill that allows the student to become more comfortable with their social skills as well as team working.