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Nurturing the Neglected C: Tips for Teaching Communication Skills in the Classroom

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Rick Stevens, Senior VP of HR for Boeing once stated, "We hire for hard skills. We fire for soft skills." While there are countless resources available to support creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, very little content is available to support students with communication…the highest rated of the 4 Cs among employers. Join Lisa Johnson as she shares how to easily thread curricular content through the art of communication, while incorporating the 3 other Cs so that you can cultivate oral, written, visual, and nonverbal communication skills. In addition, Lisa will explore a wide range of activities including email etiquette, positive interdependence strategies, curation, digital portfolios, and more. Discover how you can better prepare your students for the future by nurturing the Neglected C!


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Communication & Collaboration
Tags: 4 Cs, 4Cs, communication skills, curation, email etiquette, oral communications, portfolios, visual communications

Reviews (10)

Full Member
I like the resources provided. Most content was relevant.
Full Member
Excellent ideas and resources, thank you! I am looking forward to trying these strategies out.
Full Member
Great ideas for communication!
Full Member
Very informative, it helps teachers understand the importance of teaching communication skills and how to apply them in real life scenarios. I feel like this also applies to middle school students as well. I enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing!
Full Member
Great information. Thank you for sharing.
Full Member
Awesome. Thanks.
Full Member
very good info
Full Member
This webinar is very enlightening about teaching students communication skills. As teachers, we need to remember that there are nonverbal, listening and visual communications as well as written communication. We need to teach students email etiquette and stress to them that this is the main communication in the workplace. It is also essential that we as educators allow the students to learn how to create portfolios and resumes online.
Great Video.
Full Member
Excellent presentation!
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