How can your effectiveness as a communicator reflect on your profession?
A teacher is a pillar of the community. Parents and students look to them to be role models and examples of caring, competence and professionalism. We have already discussed that communication is essential to competence for teachers. Caring is not an innate distinction, it too needs to be expressed, communicated effectively. Finally, there is a credibility component of being a role model or leader. Effective communication is essential in this regard. It does little good to have internal competencies if they cannot be effectively reflected in the world. Communication is the portal from the internal to the external.