Welcome to Week 4

Effective Communication

Important Information for You

We are about 1/3 of the way through the course. Keep up on your participation and dedication to your students. This week is a great topic about effective communication. We will continue our scenario with Chris and Erica and see where the breakdown is occurring and provide some solutions.


Don't forget about your personal development as well and complete the Mind Tools activity.

Go to Mind Tools’ Website to read the article titled “How Good Are Your Communication Skills?” located at

Then, complete the communication quiz at the end of the article and review the detailed interpretation based on your self-assessed communication skills. Be prepared to discuss your findings in the threaded discussion.

Thought for the Week

"Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take OFF! But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you." -Amelia Earhart