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A Guide to Better Teaching

A Guide to Better Teaching - Final CoverAfter six years of extensive research, Leila Jahangiri and Tom Mucciolo have collaborated on a comprehensive publication about teaching and presentation effectiveness.

A Guide to Better Teaching is a self-help book that provides a new teacher, an adjunct faculty, or a seasoned professor with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacher. Several interactive assessment tools are also included to measure levels of effectiveness according to learner preferences.

Each chapter is filled with detailed explanations, relevant stories, and action-driven tables that help teachers understand and apply skills. This book aims to enhance teaching skills by offering critical perspectives, practical suggestions, and techniques for improvement.

Measuring Audience Feedback

The way you speak, look, and interact with an audience is compounded by how understandable your content is in relation to what you know. Audience evaluations that include these elements can now be linked to research data to measure a speaker’s effectiveness. The SPICE Model is helping speakers and organizations improve the seminar experience. READ MORE —>

Published Assessment Tools

In 2006, in conjunction with New York University, Dr. Leila Jahangiri and Tom Mucciolo collaborated on an extensive research project to identify the skills that contribute to a speaker’s effectiveness. From the findings of that published study, the authors designed a series of interactive assessment tools which measure as many as 80 independent skill elements to arrive at effectiveness ratings across multiple audience types.

These assessment tools were peer-reviewed and recently published, supplementing the efforts of the original research. Read more… →

Assessment Methods Study

How do you evaluate speakers, presenters, trainers, teachers, and anyone else who communicates to groups? Typically, the assessment is taken from the perspective of the audience. But research shows that by using additional forms of evaluation, such as views of managers or colleagues (peers), and even self-assesment, one can gain a better sense of a speaker’s effectiveness. Read more… →

Teaching Effectiveness Study

A comprehensive study has been published showing the preferences by audiences of a person’s presentation skills. Based on the findings, it now possible to pinpoint the exact elements that make a speaker more (or less) effective, depending on the type of audience. Read more… →