Thinking Out Loud

Why We Need Interpersonal Communication Literacy

Note: This is a follow-up to an earlier Thinking Out Loud post, “Teaching Kids To Communicate. It is intended to be an op-ed piece. I feel very strongly about this topic, and I am eager to hear comments. Read More

Teaching Kids To Communicate: Interpersonal Literacy

Recently I talked about literacy skills with a school librarian friend and the new program her school is initiating. It is yet another program to supplement the several programs already in place to help kids learn to read and write. Good, I thought, and then asked, “What about being more effective with verbal communication? Is there any effort to teach kids about interpersonal communication?” Read More