TDA 3.1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. Area1- Principles
When working in an enviroment where children, young people or adults are in question, it is important that effective communication is modelled so that a positive and healthy relationship between the staff members/ teachers and the pupil or parent is formed. Building a positive relationship not only requires one to approach other people in a polite and gracious way, but it also requires one to consider how they respond to them too.
Parents and other adults who come into the school are more likely to give beneﬁcial support if communication is strong and eﬀective – this, in turn, beneﬁts pupils.
It is necessary, that in order for the students to learn what we expect of them, the teacher should also model the same sort of behaviour.
For example, if it is expected of the student to speak courteously in school, and the teacher speaks rudely and abruptly, even if it be at a time of stress, the student will find it hard to understand the boundaries and may get confused at what is being asked from them as their example is doing the opposite. Therefore it is vital that the teacher also checks that they are setting a good example for the students to follow.
If effective communication is not seen through, it could lead to a lot of bad feelings, and miscommunications, making either party feel awkward or even upset in their enviroment, this will then hinder the positive progression for the pupils overall. Thus, it is essential, that all means of communications are open and clear for the enviroment to remain happy and positive.
The main factor of relationship building with children or adults is making sure that they are comfortable and at ease in our company. This will immediately then make it easy to communicate with each other contentedly and effortlessly.
On the other hand, where there is a situation were people don’t get along, they will tend to try and avoid each other and feel uncomfortable in each others company, making clear and open communications difficult to uphold, which will then reflect on the progress of those in interest, students and the school.
There are a couple of methods that one can bare in mind when working alongside children, young people and adults to maintain a happy working relationship, these are as follows. : - * Effective communication, which is the most important, and can be sustained by maintaining the following.
* Being considerate .
* Remembering particular issues that may be personal to them. * Showing respect.
* Being clear on main points.
* Taking time out to listen to them.
* Maintaining a sense of humour.
Being considerate – Always consider the position of the other person, they (child or adult) may be in a difficult situation and may need extra consideration and support, which may explain why they may be behaving unusually.
Remembering particular issues that may be personal to them – To show concern to the affairs of those you are dealing with. This makes the child / adult feel like you are interested in them, and will help build a better and positive relationship. For example, if you know that a family member of theirs is unwell, enquiring about them.
Showing respect – Respect is always a fundamental factor for positive relationship building. It is not only the way we speak to people, but also how we treat them. It is very important that we respect other opinions of people, and also show respect to their culture, values and beliefs. It is also deferential if we bare...