Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with: * Children
* Young people
Communicating effectively within the school setting, young people and adults are very important to enable strong relationship to build between children, young people and adults. To developing positive relationships with the children is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude there will be no trust and honesty between yourself and the children. They will not feel like they can talk to you which may mean they could be keeping something important inside, which could affect their learning or social skills. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so therefore we should also be careful of how we speak to others too. To Communicating positively with adults is an important part in helping build a strong and trusting relationship with each other. Communicating in the right way will show adults that you are able to talk to them about any aspects of your role as a teaching assistant or show them that you are willing to take on any task within that role. It will also help to discuss about concerns about a child, discuss about lesson planning or activities.
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