The ALA (American Library Association) announced the 2014 Caldecott Awards today. The winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children is “Locomotive,” written and Read More »
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Common Communication Myths and Communication Competency
(Adapted from Kory Floyd (2009) Interpersonal Communication: the whole story. Thousand Oaks: McGraw Hill.) Common Communication Myths 1. Everyone is an expert. a. In a nationwide survey of U.S. American Read More »
Deception: How often do you tell a lie?
How often do people lie in their daily lives? Serota, Levine, Boster (2010) conducted an online survey of 1,000 Americans. Participants were given the following description of what might constitute Read More »
The Power of Hugs!
Recently some of my students used a You Tube video, made by students from our University, to explain the concept of Affection Exchange Theory. The video is a great example Read More »
Unplugging our Kids!
Screen time is a big deal. As a mom, I totally get the tendency to let our kids watch TV, play on tablets, play video games, and so forth. I Read More »
Cephalopods and Communication
Like the scientist in this video, I was also having a eureka moment when I watched this video but not for the same reason. I love this video because it Read More »
Pouring in. My Cousin Braydon Nielsen.
On September 3, my cousin was killed in a tragic bicycling accident. As I have thought about this tragedy, I have reflected on a communication concept I have recently read Read More »
Lessons I Have Learned from Negotiating with Terrific Two-Year-Olds
10 Things I Have Learned about Negotiating with Two-Year-Olds Every two-year-old I know is unique and wonderful. And they are amazing natural negotiators. These are ten of the things I Read More »
Negotiating with Lions! The Power of a Child
I recently watched this TED talk and I was amazed by this young man’s courage, creativity, and ingenuity. I decided to dedicate a blog post to this remarkable young man. Read More »
Don’t Communicate like a Chicken
I believe that communication can change the world, even if it is just one conversation at a time. Communication can build relationships, heal communities, mend fences, repair broken hearts, lift Read More »