Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults The word count is there for guidance purposes only.
Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with: Children
To build and maintain healthy relationships, we must communicate effectively with spoken language, body language and actions. We must communicate positive messages and make sure that everyone involved has successfully understood. Children require us, as teachers, to communicate slowly, using graded language, and for example giving instructions in parts so they can be digested easily. When children feel they are successfully taking parts in the activities of the day, they naturally feel happy and positive relationships can blossom. It is also easier for teachers when they are patient and are ready to repeat themselves, checking understanding by initiating response or feedback. When working with young people, as a teacher, it is important to get the balance right between being their friend and being assertive. It is important not to be patronizing to them as growing individuals but to be assertive and at the same time show them respect and teach through demonstration and example. Effective communication with young people involves a lot of explaining and logical reasoning, where their input is heard and valued. When young people feel they are being treated fairly and their opinions matter and are taken seriously, positive relationships have a chance to grow. Working with adults in an educational surrounding is different, usually they are they by choice and usually there is not the same scale of rebellion or naughtiness found when working with younger people in the school system. Here, it is crucial that respect is shown in all aspects of learning and to remain professional and be available to talk things through. It is also important, when working with adults to initiate class discussions, if working in a class. With all these groups of students, building positive relationships requires an input of both parties, teachers and students. We must though, as teachers, show that we have their best interests and heart, treat them fairly, make sure things are clear and understood and do our best to ensure that everyone is happy, healthy and moving forward. A big part of this is done through communication. Without communication, relationships cannot develop at all.
* Question 2 (Weighting: 0)
Explain the principles of relationship building with:
* CHILDREN; *
* 1. Feel sure that successful communication is possible. * 2. Establish fair rules and boundaries.
* 3. Promote a positive attitude and a healthy educational environment. * 4. S.P.E.C.I.A.L. show them Security, Praise, Encouragement, Communication, Interaction, Acceptance and Love. 5. Try to set a good example and be a good role model.
* 6. Be reliable, punctual and approachable and encourage questioning. * 7. Include everybody and make them feel welcome.
* 8. Be considerate and sensitive to people’s personal needs. * 9. Value their inputs.
* 10. Create a sense of comfort and safety. Everybody should feel they would be given help if needed. Students should feel we have their best intentions at heart. *
* YOUNG PEOPLE
* 1. Establish fair and appropriate limits and boundaries. 1. Remember they are not children and their learning environment needs to be pitched to their level. It needs to be stimulating but not overwhelming. 2. Treat them with respect, as growing individuals.
3. Value their opinion and encourage questioning.
4. Stay calm and collected even when angry, making sure to set good examples. 5. Challenge young people but do not patronize.
6. Be approachable and remain assertive.
1. Be respectful, in terms of how you address people,...