EDUO 9724: Effective Communications

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    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.

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    Instructor

    Tony Battilega

    B.A. Communication Studies, University of San Diego

    California teaching credentials: English, Health, Physical Education.

    High School Teacher 30 years - English 11 years, Health Education 5 years, Physical Education 17 years.

    Distinguished Teacher Award: Rancho Bernardo HS, Granada HS, Amador Valley HS.

    High School Baseball Coach 30 years: Rancho Bernardo, Granada, Amador Valley, San Ramon Valley. Multiple League and CIF Championships.

    Youth Baseball Coach 10 years: Three Babe Ruth World Series Championships.

    Baseball Camps 30 years: Owner, Coordinator, Instructor.

    College Baseball Coach 2 years: Pitching coach Menlo College, San Diego City College.

    Division 1 Baseball Player 4 years: University of San Diego.

    “I am passionate about health, fitness and lifelong learning. I teach because everyone, especially teenagers, need support and guidance in their physical, emotional and social wellness. I am driven to leave a positive impact on every person I meet.”

    Personal: Married, two children, dog, snake. Family is extremely important.

    Interests: Mountains, Beach, Travel, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Fitness, Photography, Reading and Writing.