Good communication skills are a prerequisite to most jobs and that won't change as life changes. People admire effective communicators. Our students can be just that but we need to teach them how. If you Google "children communicating" you will see images of children whispering in each other's ears. You will see kids using the old can with a string thing that creates a "telephone". How did this get to represent communicating?
This blog post will talk about the benefits of teaching students effective communication skills and 5 simple ways to start to do that in your classroom tomorrow.