TS1: Clear & Effective Communication

DEFINITION & PURPOSE: Communication is key to your success—in relationships, in the workplace, as a citizen of your country, and across your lifetime. Your ability to communicate comes from experience, and experience can be an effective teacher, but this text and the related business communication course will offer you a wealth of experiences gathered from professional speakers across their lifetimes. You can learn from the lessons they’ve learned and be a more effective communicator right out of the gate.

MY REFLECTION: Throughout my time at Big Picture I’ve been having to do more communicating than I’ve done ever before. Project and learning plans, Socratics, journals, my portfolio, writing for my independent project as well as group projects. I’ve also been having to write a lot of labs. I think my writing still needs a lot of work but I’m pretty self critical. I’ve been practicing it a lot this year and I’m proud of where I’ve come. Even though sometimes I find it hard to begin because I want it to be perfect right off the bat, I have been steadily improving.
Clear & Effective Communication My Learning Experiences
A. Demonstrate organized and purposeful communication.
  •  this website
  • socratics & narratives
  • learning & project plans
  • journals
  • o term project
  • music journalism project
B. Use evidence and logic appropriately in communication.
  •  math class
  • chemistry class
  • music journalism project
  • socratics
  • student rep
C. Integrate information gathered from active speaking and listening.
  •  student rep
  • chemistry class
  • math class
  • socratics
  • interviews
D. Adjust communication based on the audience, context, and purpose.
  •  crow’s path lti
  • socratics
  • music journalism project
E. Demonstrate effective, expressive, and receptive communication, including oral, written, multi-media, and performance.
  •  way of the bard
  • orientation term project
  • orchestra
  • dance team
  • vyd
F. Use technology to further enhance and disseminate communication.
  •  this website
  • orientation term video project
  • etsy shop project
  • way of the bard film (in progress)
G. Collaborate effectively and respectfully.
  •  student rep
  • cbl days
  • explore week 2017
  • crow’s path lti