TDA 31-1.1 Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults.
In order to contribute to positive relationships we will need to demonstrate and model effective communication skills in our dealing with others. This means that we should consider both how we approach others people and how we respond to them. We are more likely to communicate information to one another if we have positive relationships. Parents and other adults who come into school are more likely to give beneficial support if communication is strong and effective, this in turn benefits pupils. It is also important for pupils that we model effective ...view middle of the document...
However, when communicating with children, we also need to think about how we maintain the relationship of carer to child and what this means in a school context. When communicating with children, we also need to be very clear and unambiguous in what we say. They need us to communicate what is expected of them so that they can learn to communicate well themselves. Also praising them when they have done something good will build up their confidence, not just telling them off but making them understand the impact of their behaviour on themselves and others. We should always motivate them and encourage them to develop a positive atmosphere in school.
As children’s language skills improve (from about the age of three) children begin to chat and express themselves and they begin to expect adults to listen and provide answers to questions they may ask. It is by questioning that children learn and the more you talk to children the more likely they are to approach you. Children will soon be aware of adults who will spend time listening and talking to them and this will make them feel valued and part of the school community. By modelling the norm of conversation children will learn to work in groups, pairs, as a class and listen to each other.
As children grow and develop they become less spontaneous and will often need time to think and reflect before communicating. It is important that time is given for this and as adults we take time to listen and allow children to seek reassurance or it can result in a loss of trust and confidence. During the ages of 7 – 11 years children are beginning to form their own opinions and it is important that we respect those opinions and communicate that to them, so that they become confident and self assured and are capable of making their own choices and decisions Once children progress towards their teenage years they begin to go through many significant changes both mentally...
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TDA31-1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults.
One of the most important aspects of building a
relationship is to find ways of communicating effectively.
. Communication is not just about words
; it is also about our
facial expressions, body language and gestures
Identifying and sorting out conflicts
Groups of children, like adults, will have their
disagreements. As children become older these can
become more serious and are not...