EDUO 9724: Effective Communications

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer
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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.


Dick Bach

B.S., M.S. Physical Education

Taught and coached 7-9 Jr. High students for five years.

Taught mathematics and physical education at the High School level for 35 years.

Had experience as a Department Head in physical education.

Helped to develop a state granted voluntary integration program.

Richard’s personal interests are golf and helping others succeed.

Ernie Shaffer

B.A., M.A. Administration

Taught Elementary 5 years, Jr. High 5 years, Senior High 5 years and Adult Ed. 2 years.

Administration Grades K-12 19 years.

Coached variety of sports grades 6-12.

Developed Leisure Living Program for Grades 6-12.

Leisure interests-fishing, reading, poker and Senior Softball.

  • Price: $149
  • 1 Semester Credit/Unit

Instructors: Dick Bach, Ernie Shaffer

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