Contribute to Positive Relationships

Unit 4
Contribute to positive relationships
K7, K13
When communicating with children within the school it would be necessary for instance to use words that are easy for children to understand. I.e. planning a numeracy activity I could explain to the teacher that we would be using teddies and using addition and subtraction.   When explaining to a child I would use words such as take away, put together or add. I could also use visual aids for the children whereas this would not be necessary for communicating with adults.
It’s important to be aware of your tone of voice when talking to a child, as they pick up on this and to sound exciting and interesting in what you are talking about or commenting on.   Sound positive to children/adults and they will be interested and positive in what they are doing.   Negativity is not productive. To keep everyone motivated and involved is important and this will help to get the best from everyone.   Good communication is key to building trust and maintaining a healthy relationship.
It is extremely important to keep eye contact when communicating with adults and how you conduct your body language as this shows how interested you are in the person whom is talking to you. i.e. if a adult is giving you instructions on a task and you are not looking at them and got your arms crossed and not paying any attention, the person talking to you will feel that you are not listening and do not care, having your arms crossed shows a closed view, and not open to what is being said.   To value another adult’s view/opinion is important as we all have our own views/opinions and are entitled to this, you must keep an open mind and be willingly to listen.   This keeps relationships within the school positive and helps to keep effective working ethos.
From time to time it may be difficult to communicate with the adult within the class room due to confidentiality.   It is extremely important not to discuss certain information about a child in...