Effective communication is vital in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Ensuring that you consider both how you approach other people and how you respond to them. When responding to be aware of how you respond verbally and also your body language. For example you should show an interest in the child, young person, and adult. Speak appropriately, slowly and politely, ask questions to take part. Communication should be strong and effective, this involves both listening and speaking as well as reading and writing. Body language,ensuring you are giving of the right vibe, eye contact face towards them. Not to close and to not far away. Therefore we need to model effective communication. This means checking what we say in stressful and exciting moments.
By demonstrating effective communication with peers and colleagues, parents and other people that come into the school setting you are building a positive relationship with them which will then lead to them offering their support to you which will then benefit the students.
Children and young people will find it easy to communicate to yourself if you can also portray concern and caring by the tone of your voice. Having genuine commitment and affection this will gain respect and trust as they will feel you have a genuine interest in them if you can communicate effectively. Pupils will feel recognized and validated.
Being able to communicate effectively will also assist with the learning of the child as you can set clear boundaries and margins. For both the educator and learner to act upon. It can help with self esteem and can reinforce that someone is listening to the child, young person or adult and they are being heard.
Unit 1 (1.2)
The principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults in any context that if others are comfortable in our company, they will be more likely to communicate effectively. Relationships with children are especially tender and deserve extra attention and care as children are developing their concepts of the world and their place in it and self. Show the child or young person or adult that you are pleased and fully attentive to whatever the child or young person presents
In my experience I implement this by giving the child, young person and adult my full attention and priority. For example if I was doing a task or an exercise which involved my full attention and the child, young person or adult came up to me I would assure them but putting my task aside and respond to them positively. Principles of building a positive relationship:
Being clear on key points
Taking the time to listen to others
Mainting a sense of humour
Remembering issues which are personal to them
When building relationships with children, young people and adults it is important to recognise the uniqueness of everyone as an individual. Everyone has individual needs ensuring that you adapt to them will help to build your relationship with the person.
When building relationship with others respecting the skills and expertise of others will ensure that the framework within the school setting can be in place and relationships are built around these areas and understanding who to contact in different situations.
Knowing your own role within the workplace and how this relates to colleagues will help you build your relationship with others as you will