Standard 6: Communication. Candidates use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration and supportive interaction in the classroom.
Supporting Explanation Candidates understand language development, the role of language in learning and how cultural and gender differences affect communication in the classroom. They recognize effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques and use them to support student learning. Candidates model effective communication strategies in conveying ideas and information, asking questions, listening, giving directions, probing for student understanding, and helping students express their ideas. Using a variety of tools, including technology, candidates support and expand student expression in speaking, writing and technical media.
My Refelection on This Standard At Maryville College I have taken several courses that have prepared me to succeed with this strategy that include: Language Development, Exceptional Children, Child Development, and Content Area Reading. I have learned about language development and different cultures. I have learned various strategies to you when communicating with children that do not speak English or have another language barrier. This is an area that I want to continue to learn more about it in the future by reading books or participating in professional development.
Artifacts Explanation: I have included two artifacts below. The first one deals with strategies that are widely used with English Language Learners. I learned so much from this assignment and will always have a list of resources to use when the need arises. The second assignment addresses culture in the classroom. The focus on the assignment deals with diversity in the classroom and creating a comfortable environment for all.