Effective Communication Methods for the Classroom Teacher

EDZU 9309 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Barry Kaufman

Start Date: 01/24/2024
End Date: 02/27/2024

Course Syllabus

In order for teachers to be effective, their ability to communicate is imperative. Teachers spend the majority of their time communicating with a variety of people, in order to perform their job effectually. Most have not received formal instruction in graduate or undergraduate studies in this area. This course is appropriate for all educational staff (K-12). We will explore proven techniques and provide the necessary strategies to communicate effectively and positively with all members of the educational community, especially with one’s students. We will discuss how to avoid roadblocks in typical communication. These skills will enable your interactions with students and parents to be both productive and rewarding. Effective communication techniques in the classroom will create more of the quality teaching time we so desperately need. What you say and how you say it matters!This course will enhance your relationships both on a professional and personal level.


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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $580.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service or CTLE Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE: $275.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • effective techniques for improving communication in the classroom.
  • effective techniques for to improve how well we listen.
  • effective techniques to improve teacher-parent communication.


  • roadblocks to effective listening.
  • how our body language communicates what we are thinking.
  • the difference between a teacher owned problem vs. a student owned problem.

and Be Able To

  • identify “difficult conversations” and turn them into learning conversations.
  • use “active listening” as a tool to improve communications.
  • use “constructive feedback” as a tool to improve communications.

and much, much more!

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