EDUO 9724: Effective Communications

Instructor: Dick Bache, Ernie Shaffer

Course Description

This class will explore all kinds of communications – effective and ineffective, positive, negative, verbal and non-verbal with the goal of helping the teacher/coach be an effective communicator. Good listening skills will be a main concern.

Required Text: Successful Coaching-4th Edition by Rainer Martens, Human Kinetics; 4 edition (February 17, 2012)

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the participants will understand:

  • Six Reasons for Ineffective Communication.
  • Eight Reasons for Negative Communication Techniques.
  • How to Build Credibility with his/her Athletes.
  • The Importance of Good Listening Skills.
  • Concepts and Skills Involved in Non-Verbal Communication.
  • Eleven Principles of Effective Reinforcement.

Grading Rubric

Exemplary A+-A- Acceptable B+- B- Unacceptable
All text book assignments are complete and accurate. All text book assignments are complete and accurate. Textbook assignments are incomplete and/or contain inaccurate or inappropriate responses.
All application assignments are reflective, thoughtful, clearly identifiable and relevant. All application assignments are complete, identifiable and relevant. Application assignments
are incomplete and/or
Overall appearance
is very well organized and
free of spelling and
grammatical errors
Overall appearance is
generally organized with
limited spelling and
grammatical errors.
Overall appearance
shows little organization
and has spelling and
grammatical errors.
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Instructor: Dick Bache, Ernie Shaffer