Cultivating Communication in the Classroom

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom
Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students

Foreword by Guy Kawasaki

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March 2017 | 224 pages | Corwin

Building 21st Century communication skills 

Students are expected to be innovators, creative thinkers, and problem solvers. But what if they can't communicate their ideas persuasively? Just because many students are raised communicating through technology doesn’t mean they know how to use it effectively. Knowing how to share ideas is as crucial as the ideas themselves. Unfortunately, many students don’t get explicit opportunities to hone this skill. 

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom will help educators design authentic learning experiences that allow students to practice their skills. Readers will find:

  • Real world insights into how students will be expected to communicate in their future careers and education 
  • Strategies for teaching communication skills throughout the curriculum
  • Communication Catchers for igniting ideas
  • Interviews with industry experts
  • Tools for building 21st Century skills

Written by Tech Chef Lisa Johnson, this book demonstrates how communication can be taught through the lens of college and career readiness. 

"This book is the most practical guide I have seen to truly help secondary students be 'future ready.' The advice and tips that Lisa shares should become a standard digital literacy read for all middle school and high school students."
Kyle Pace, Instructional Technology Coach
Grain Valley School District, Kansas City, Missouri

"This book has an unbelievable amount of tips, ideas and great advice for communicating in the 21st century. It's not only helpful for teaching students to be better communicators but adults as well!"
Jennie Magiera, Chief Technology Officer
Des Plaines School District 62, IL

Foreword by Guy Kawasaki
Chapter 1: Email Etiquette
Chapter 2: Collaboration and Positive Interdependence
Chapter 3: Visual Literacy and Presentation Skills
Chapter 4: Student Publishing and Projects
Chapter 5: Portfolios and Resumes
Chapter 6: Social Media
Chapter 7: Curation
Appendix A: Book Study and Communication Cohort Challenges
Appendix B: Communication Catchers
Appendix C: SEL Index
Appendix D: Industry Insights


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ISBN: 9781506356372

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