Effective Communication

Effective communication plays vital role in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Most of the people in general are more likely to communicate and share information to each other if they are in positive relationships. Building positive relationships with children, young people and adults will help them to participate better in the school life.
As teaching and learning support assistants is very important to model effective communication skills. As adults in the school we need to show positive relationships with other adults, so the children can copy this behaviour. Also to understand clearly what are our school expectations and the limits of what is acceptable.
There are key futures that underlay the relationship building with children, young people and adults. While we work with children and young people they should be given the opportunity to express their ideas in their own words and time. Also the learning support assistant must be able to demonstrate the care for the children’s learning, development and the way that he/she relates to   their problems.
Developing positive relationships with adults has similar principals to the one with children. When communicating with children and young people we use very clear, unambitious language and instructions, in order to be easy to understand what is expected from them. While we communicate with adults we must use different, appropriate language. We need to show that we are sympathetic to their needs and make a time to listen and understand their position. We can make suggestions and work confidently with the information that we communicate with them.
It is vital that as adults we show to children how we can manage positive relationships with adults. Children and young people need to see that we value and respect each other’s point of view. Valuing the opinion of other adults carries the importance of effective communication as it leads to building of the positive learning...