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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Have students practice delivering concise, impromptu speeches within a time limit in a fun, creative activity designed to break them out of their comfort zone.   1. Ask students to create a fake television show (or choose an existing show they would like to star in) and write it out on a slip of paper along with their name. They may also…
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elisa garcia
Why am I not able to capitalize a letter when trying to input my answer on sapling homework. My keyboard is working perfectly and I do not know why it does not let me capitalize a letter and I keep getting the answer wrong because of this issue. If I can please get help with this as soon as possible I would greatly appreciate it. I need to finish… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Have students act out and discuss key aspects, pros/cons and guidelines for a specific type of communication. The different communication methods explored here are: Face to face, telephone, e-mail, and social media.   1. Divide your students into four groups, handing each group a list of topics to use as conversation prompts. The first…
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Melanie McFadyen
Students will be arriving back on campus over the next few weeks, and many will be coming in to the 2017 - 2018 school year with thoughts and questions about distressing recent events in national and local news. One way to help students process these events is to discuss them as a group in class. While it can be daunting to bring hot-button topics… (Show more)
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Rebecca Putt
Hi, I've adopted Communication and You: An Introduction by O'Hair and Wiemann. The front page of the book says that more than 300 video clips are available at bedfordstmartins.com/commandyou/catalog  -- which goes to a dead link.    Does anyone know where I can access these videos?    Your help is appreciated. -Rebecca
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Alyssa Del-Valle
It is 11pm on a Tuesday night. Tomorrow morning is the big presentation you have been preparing weeks for and you makes moves for an early bedtime. You set the alarm on your phone and plop right into bed. The room is nearly pitch black as you begin shutting your eyes. You are on your way into rem sleep when suddenly...vzzzzzzt; a notification… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Whether or not you watch Game of Thrones, you probably already know that the seventh season of the action-packed fantasy returned last month (to record-breaking ratings, no less). Maybe your friends held a viewing party, or posted about it on social media, or slipped “Winter is coming” somewhere into a recent conversation. Even if you’re behind on… (Show more)
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Danielle Straub
As the end of summer quickly approaches, many colleges will soon start their fall semesters. Some students may be returning back for another year at school, while others will begin as freshmen in the fall. On the first day of classes, students and professors alike may feel a variety of different emotions ranging from nervousness to excitement and… (Show more)
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Danielle Straub
Throughout our lives, we meet many different people, each with different personalities. Sometimes we get along with people and are able to communicate well with them, while other times we don’t. Have you ever wondered why?   One of the biggest factors influencing our connection to other people is our personality. According to the American… (Show more)
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