• Class Activity: Think Pair Share - Romantic Relationships

    Think Pair Share, a key feature of the Instructor’s Manual of Reflect & Relate, prompts support the active engagement of students in the learning experience. The prompts can be particularly useful in punctua...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: It's Not What You Say, It's How You Say It

    Objective: To examine the role of vocalics in shaping meanings.   Directions: Working in pairs or small groups, have students take turns saying the messages below out loud as they attempt to convey one of the fi...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Back-to-School Tips 2018: Trigger Scripts

    Dr. Ortiz is an author of Choices and Connections, and has taught for over 30 years, beginning in 1983 at Clovis Community College (NM). He joined the Scottsdale Community College faculty in 1989, ...
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  • Teaching Tip: Turn Your Classroom Into a Newsroom

    In my journalism classes, I used to teach using the building-block method. I would set up my class in chunks: present the material, assign a story, require follow up reports and peer reviews, and have students turn in...
    Marti Harvey
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  • Teaching writing with group work

    USING GROUPS TO TEACH WRITING Some see writing as a solitary process. Some teach it as a solitary process. However, teaching writing as a group activity lets students explore how others approach learning the craft, a...
    Marti Harvey
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  • Class Activity: Social Advocacy Exercises

    Goal: To get students thinking about ways in which they can advocate for social change. Examples include crafting social media campaigns, researching non-profits and causes, and crafting persuasive messages.   1...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Find the Fallacy

    Goal: Although many people would find the observation fallacious, most of us are guilty of fallacious reasoning. Because we tend to think “enthymematically”—that is, with skips and leaps instead...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Social Capital

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  • Class Activity: Group Best Practices

    In-Class Group Best Practice   Goal: To encourage students to take concepts discussed about effective small groups and recognize how they can be used in everyday settings   Time: 30 minutes  ...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Conflict Management Techniques

    While pillows and blankets are soft, there may be better ways to solve a conflict.  Image from the Community episode "Pillows and Blankets" Objective: To have students examine productive and unproductive con...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Video Assignment: Social Information Processing Theory

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  • Class Activity: Advertising - Trick or Treat?

    Goal: Help your students understand the ways in which companies use social media to market their products, and how social media advertising is different or similar to commercial and print advertising.   Act...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Phishing Video with Questions

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  • Crowdsourcing Video with Questions

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  • Context Collapse Video with Questions

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  • Class Activity: Family Stories

    Goal: To disclose and categorize the types of stories existing within families.   Time: 15 students   1. Ask students to bring to class any type of artifact (e.g., photograph, object, certificate, etc.) th...
    Catherine Burgess
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  • Class Activity: And the Award Goes To...

    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...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • Class Activity: Communication Methods

    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 soci...
    Melanie McFadyen
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  • "How to Create a Teaching Philosophy" Presentation from COMMcon 2015

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  • Karina's story: Making Relationship Choices and Choosing Between Friends

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    Elizabeth Uva
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