SEVEN LAWS OF THE TEACHER #4
LAW OF COMMUNICATION
The presupposition is that you have something to communicate and that has 3 components: concept, feeling and action. The evangelical church is strong in communicating concepts but weak in the areas of feelings and actions.
That which we want to communicate must be encoded into words and life because we are not simply communicating a word message but a life message. There are verbal and non-verbal communication (body language and what we do). What you say must be in harmony (congruence) with what you do.
Next, that which you want to communicate must be translated into speech. This involves:
Students need to decipher your speech into their own words so that the knowledge becomes theirs.
The communication process begins with concept, feeling and action and it ends with the same: concept, feeling and action. The test of your communication is what your students are thinking, feeling and doing as a result of what you do. Ask for feedback – find out what do they know, feel and plan to do.
The purpose of communication is not to impress but to impact; not to convince but to change.