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Communication in the classroom : a collection of G.I.F.T.S.

Author: John S Seiter; Jennifer Ann Peeples; Matthew L Sanders
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, [2018] ©2018
Series: Bedford/St. Martin's professional resources.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"Student engagement is key to teaching communication, and no one understands that better than teachers. For years, communication conferences have invited instructors to share their ideas for classroom activities. John Seiter, Jennifer Peeples, and Matthew Sanders of Utah State University have compiled over 100 Great Ideas for Teaching Students, or G.I.F.T.S., for Communication in the Classroom. Communication  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S Seiter; Jennifer Ann Peeples; Matthew L Sanders
ISBN: 131910925X 9781319109257
OCLC Number: 1012302275
Description: xxi, 468 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Great ideas for teaching students: an orientation / John S. Seiter, Jennifer Peeples, Matthew L. Sanders --
Part 1: Public speaking. Audience analysis and adaptation. Creating community time capsules: a creative approach to analyzing audiences / Lisa K. Hanasono --
"I totally missed that!": using Twitter to teach critical listening / Megan M. Wood --
Argument framing based on audience disposition / Katie L. Turkiewicz --
Middle school service-learning informative speech / Joshua F. Hoops --
Analyzing diverse audiences to recruit students to your college / Nathan G. Webb --
Myers-Briggs communication exercise / Patrick Breslin --
Take a stand for persuasion: teaching audience analysis for persuasion and beyond / Jenny Tatsak --
Apprehension/anxiety. Worst case scenario: public speaking edition / Laura Beth Daws --
Which do you prefer?: Understanding communication anxiety / Andrea L. Meluch --
Ten-second stand up or scribble: build community and reduce communication apprehension / Rachel C. Murdock --
Even Dwight Schrute suffers from public speaking anxiety / Kelly Soczka Steidinger --
Arrangement. An organizational pattern for narrative-based ceremonial speeches / Eddie Glenn --
Apples to apples: connecting disconnected ideas / Nicholas T. Tatum, Anna-Carrie Beck --
Transitioning from essay writing to speechwriting: using post-it notes for invention / Susan M. Ward --
Talk story: developing thematic narratives / Rose Helens-Hart --
Hot potato extreme: an exercise to enhance presentations, problem solving, and personal relationships / Colleen Packer --
Persuasion. Can they survive the Shark Tank?: identifying and evaluating Monroe's motivated sequence in persuasive appeals / Sarah VanSlette --
John Oliver's long rants: teaching the modes of persuasion in an online public speaking class / George F. (Guy) McHendry, Jr.: Erika L. Kirby; James L. Leighter --
Shark Tank: connecting ingenuity, interpersonal influence, and the entrepreneurial spirit in communication classes / Lisa K. Hanasono --
Delivery and style. From politics to zombie survival: teaching gestures in presentational speaking / Erin F. Doss --
Acting out: an interactive activity for reducing ineffective public speaking behaviors / Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter, Vladimir Santiago Arias --
Animation and attention exercise: helping your students to become more dynamic speakers / Carole Bennett --
Stylish speech day: a fun way to learn schemes and tropes / Lorelle B. Jabs --
Seussically speaking: an elocution activity / Stephanie Kelly --
Knowing Jack: comprehending stylistic choices / Vanessa A. Condon, Joshua N. Westwick --
Historic speech assignment / Jacob Metz --
Visuals aids. Stop talking to PowerPoint! / Tara M. Franks --
See what I mean: an applied approach to teaching about visual aids / Mary K. High --
Your life in one hundred words or less: a PowerPoint activity for the basic course / Tim Rumbough --
Speech contexts. Building informers through team-teaching / Katherine Beich-Forkner --
Gizmos and gadgets: a small group impromptu public speaking experience / Harriet Sharlow Benavidez --
Part II: Interpersonal communication. Models, concepts, and theories. Adapting the "A-B-scene" to communication classrooms: an exercise for understanding the role of context, empathy, perceptions, and message dimensions / Christian R. Seiter, John S. Seiter --
Alex and Sarah: Experiencing emotions through role-playing / Mark D. Cruea --
Alternatives to self-disclosure activity / Deborah Chasteen --
The interpersonal communication playlist / Mary Vaughn --
Teaching the communication process with a grab bag / Jennifer B. Gray --
Defining communication with Legos: building an understanding of the constructivist approach / Lindy Grief Davidson --
"Do you remember that time when...?":modeling StoryCorps interviews to teach family storytelling / Kristina A. Wenzel Egan --
One truth and two lies: a game that reinforces narrative paradigm / Yifeng Hu --
Barbie, Lego, and Play-Doh: exploring communication theory through childhood experiences / Nancy Bressler --
"Did you just see that?": Using critical communication pedagogy and observation to teach about identity and social norms / Kristina Ruiz-Mesa --
Perception. Do clothes make the student?: Makeover day "Selfie" project / Terri Toles Patkin --
"I am...": an exercise in self-concept / Deleasa Randall-Griffiths --
Music in the communication classroom: using music to teach about stereotypes and expectations / Dr. William Mullen, Dr. Faith Mullen --
Experiential learning and perception: cutting through the assumptions (the knife exercise) / Lou Davidson Tillson, Marilyn D. Hunt --
How do you see me?: understanding the perception process / Mark D. Cruea --
The shopping list: an exercise in perception and symbolic interactionism / Laura A. O'Connell --
Verbal and nonverbal communication. "Tell me a little about yourself": nonverbal communication and interviewing / Jennifer Peeples, Matthew L. Sanders, John S. Seiter --
Screaming for your attention without saying a word: finding nonverbal immediacy cues in an episode of ABC's The Bachelor / John R. Katsion --
Mark my words: using etymology to understand words and phrases / Nakia Welch --
The nonverbal scavenger hunt: active application of concepts as they occur! / Nakia Welch --
Explosion of meaning: the complexity of context and language / Daniel Overton --
Increasing our understanding of gendered nonverbal communication / Rita Daniels --
Communication competence. Crafting competent messages / Katie L. Turkiewicz --
Writing for Dear Abby: analyzing issues and constructing advice using interpersonal communication concepts / Holy J. Payne --
"Will you date me?": understanding the importance of creating relatable messages / Mary Beth Asbury, Nathan G. Webb --
Perspective taking: communicating multiple perspectives in mental health , multiple disciplines / Jennifer B. Gray, Neal D. Gray --
Conflict management. Going green dispute: a role play in mediating others' perceptions and potential biases in a conflict / Kathleen M. Propp --
Who gets the office?: creating conscious approaches to conflict / Katherine Hampsten --
Part III: Intercultural communication. The sights and sounds of rapport-building across cultures: intercultural interaction analysis in The Last King of Scotland / Lauren Mackenzie --
Exploring the relationship between multiple identities and communication through a classroom art gala / Tara J. Schuwerk --
Using The Hunger Games to teach intercultural communication / Karen McGrath --
Melting pot or garden salad: draw a metaphor / Jacqueline Barker --
Why are all the international students sitting together in the cafeteria?: teaching about cultural adaptation through community engagement / Paula Hentz, Jelena Petrovic --
Part IV: Group and organization communication. NBC's The Office and working with new employees: a lesson in organizational socialization / Kyle B. Hewett --
Convergence in the classroom: a speed-storming approach to group formation for projects and presentations / Stacy E. Hoehl --
Case study of personal group work interaction for online courses / Sarah E. Wilder --
Teaching small group decision-making through The Walking Dead / Nathan G. Webb --
Developing a team contract as a means to understand, apply, and reify small group communication concepts / Nicole A. Ploeger-Lyons --
Sources of power and the impact on a small group: an activity to help students experience the impacts and effects of power and power imbalances / John R. Katsion --
"Is that work related?": the implications of staying connected through technology at work / Jeremy P. Fyke --
Skunkworks!: using unconventional paper airplanes to teach the communication of technical information and procedural instructions / Kurtis D. Miller, Marcy Lendaro --
Identifying organizational values for customized career communication / Rose Helens-Hart --
Part V: Ethics and citizenship. Goal-directed graffiti: using chalk quotes for critical thinking about free expression / Terri Toles Patkin --
Ethical reasoning in action: using 8 key questions to facilitate group decision-making / Timothy C. Ball --
Using Jon Stewart's appearance on Crossfire to tech students about (in)civility and the elaboration likelihood model / Angela M. McGowan --
Communication, choices, and consequences: Patrice's problem, or a case in organizational communication ethics / W. Thomas Duncanson --
The ethical speaker: a discussion of ethical concerns facing the public speaker / Rita Rosenthal --
Smoke and mirrors?: using Thank You for Smoking to teach persuasion and ethics / Jennifer B. Gray --
Part VI: Rhetoric. Dinner and movie: introducing students to rhetorical criticism / Christopher M. Duerringer --
Teaching narrative, identification, and criticism / Christopher J. Oldenburg --
Teaching the value of narratives in speeches through analysis of presidential campaign discourse / Kevin T. Jones --
Selling guilt: using Kenneth Burke to teach critical readings of advertising / C. Wesley Buerkle --
Social justice on ice: lessons from the Sporting News about the rhetoric of victimage / Alena Amato Ruggerio --
Part VII: Persuasion, argumentation, and advocacy. Whatchamacallit: an exercise of understanding the power of symbols / John S. Seiter, Jennifer Peeples, Matthew L. Sanders --
Not sold in stores!: using infomercials to teach persuasion theory / Brett Lunceford --
The Law & Order of using effective sources to build an argument / Mary Beth Asbury, Virginia B. Jones --
Apples to Apples with a twist: practice for constructing a more effective argument / Lindsay Harroff, Cassandra C. Bird --
Part VIII: Mass communication and media. Teaching students to become curators of ideas: an exercise in applied new media literacy / Corinne Weisgerber --
Learning fundamentals of public relations via WordPress / Regina Luttrell --
Is it really JUST Twitter?: agenda setting in social media / T. Kody Frey, Nicholas T. Tatum, Anna-Carrie Beck --
The narrative machine: constructing narratives and deconstructing ideology / Scott M. Walus --
On the go: reporter updates in the field with videolicious / Jennifer Ware, Carie Cunningham --
Part IX: Research methods. Five-star ratings: using funny Amazon product reviews to teach students about validity and reliability / Lisa K. Hanasono --
Conversation analysis using StoryCorps dialogue / Lance Brendan Young --
Which superpower should students have?: using Buzzfeed to teach students how to (re)design surveys / Lisa K. Hanasono --
Part X: Health communication. Evaluating health campaign websites: a focus group exercise / Patrick J. Dillon --
Voice in healthcare interactions: Burke, Agency, and student experiences /Erin F. Doss --
Using videos Wit and Ed's Story: The Dragon Chronicles to teach health communication concepts / Deleasa Randall-Griffiths --
Appendix: Teaching resources. Five minutes of fame: educating others about communication theories beyond the classroom / Lisa K. Hanasono --
Inviting TED to your class: how to use TED talks to teach public speaking courses / Nathan G. Webb --
I saw it in the movies: using American to teach core concepts / Trudy L. Hanson --
Designated reader in online discussions: an activity to teach about listening as a skill and as a concept / Natalia Rybas --
Poem, picture, prop: enhancing student engagement with style / Stacy E. Hoehl --
Engaging student-driven metaphors to extend understanding of course concepts / Linda D. Manning. Introduction ; Part 1: Public Speaking --
Audience Analysis and Adaptation --
Apprehension/Anxiety --
Arrangement --
Persuasion --
Delivery and Style --
Visual Aids --
Speech Contexts ; Part 2: Interpersonal Communication --
Models, Concepts, and Theories --
Perception --
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication --
Communication Competence --
Conflict Management ; Part III: Intercultural Communication ; Part IV: Group and Organizational Communication ; Part V: Ethics and Citizenship ; Part VI: Rhetoric ; Part VII: Persuasion, Argumentation, and Advocacy ; Part VIII: Mass Communication and Media ; Part IX: Research Methods ; Part X: Health and Communication ; Appendix: Teaching Resources ; Subject Index ; Course Index
Series Title: Bedford/St. Martin's professional resources.
Responsibility: [edited by] John S. Seiter, Jennifer Peeples, Matthew L. Sanders.


"Student engagement is key to teaching communication, and no one understands that better than teachers. For years, communication conferences have invited instructors to share their ideas for classroom activities. John Seiter, Jennifer Peeples, and Matthew Sanders of Utah State University have compiled over 100 Great Ideas for Teaching Students, or G.I.F.T.S., for Communication in the Classroom. Communication instructors who are looking for new ways to enhance their course and engage their students will find this to be an invaluable resource"--From jacket.
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