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How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning?

How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning?

Learn how to self-assess your communication skills in the instructional context to see what works best for you and your students—and pick up new techniques to broaden your abilities.

Discover the communication behaviors that motivate students

Educators invest considerable time and effort to become masters of their subject matter. They work hard at developing unique, innovative in-class pedagogy and assignments. With this foundation, they expect students to learn what they have to teach.

So why, despite their expertise and effort, do educators struggle to get students engaged, motivated, performing well, and understanding their goals for them as students?

Research suggests that the answer lies in a single set of communication behaviors known as immediacy skills. These verbal and nonverbal messages, when practiced authentically by educators, encourage students to commit to their courses and their goals for them.

Learning these communication behaviors that maximize motivation and improve learning is at the heart of How Can I Communicate to Engage Students and Encourage Learning? the 20-Minute Mentor video from Magna Publications—available for purchase now.

As a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies at Chapman University, Dr. Jennifer Waldeck is ideally qualified to share her findings about communication and how people learn.

For example, find out about strategies for implementing immediacy behaviors in your in-class and out-of-class interactions with students. Get practical suggestions on how to motivate students to come to class or your office, and to engage with the content outside class.

You learn how to self-assess your communication skills in the instructional context to see what works best for you and your students—and pick up new techniques to broaden your abilities.

Mastering these behaviors can maximize the amount of influence teachers have on students and promote a range of positive learning outcomes.

Discover how to leverage the power of immediacy skills to impart your knowledge in a more fulfilling way and open new channels for students to learn. Purchase your video now.

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