If you appear angry and unfriendly, then the child will try to avoid any contact with you or will just stay quiet when you ask them a question. Linked into this attribute would be humour. Children love laughter and it can also help increase their attention span during lessons, as the children will be concentrating on what you say, just in case you say something funny. Building a good relationship with the children also has a serious side as they will begin to feel comfortable coming to you if they have any problems. It could be from issues with their school work, to something more serious and personal.
(Q1b) The policies and procedures that are in place to support children and young people make children feel safe at the school because they feel that are fully protected from any negative behaviour inflicted by other children. Children will perform better in their studies if they know there isn’t any obstacle in the way that can cause them stress and make them feel unhappy. Our school policy ensures that every child knows what is expecting of them and expects each child to make their own positive contribution to the school. This is achieved by making every child feel proud of the school they are in. Children’s behaviour at the school depends on each child’s attitude to each other and the school.
1) Be able to develop positive relationships with children and young people. 1.1) Explain why positive relationships with children and young people are important and how these are built and maintained? Having a positive relationship with children and young people are important because: • Children feel comfortable with us so they can separate easier from their parents. • Children are more likely to participate in play and activities if they secure emotionally. • Children are less likely to show unwanted behaviour.
Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate at all with us, so if we come across to that student in a positive and gentle manner they are more likely to open up to us and talk. We would not like to be spoken to in a negative way so therefore we should also be careful of how we speak to others too. It is important to communicate effectively in order that information is understood and to avoid confusion or delay. It is important to adapt the way we communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles, that way you have a better chance of being understood e.g in the way you would communicate with a child as to an adult. Communication is a two way process, it involves speaking, listening, hearing, understanding and replying.
For example a child may not want to be friends with someone in their class any more, they may not enjoy being in their company and want to play with other children instead. We can support the child in ending this friendship by helping them explore their thoughts and feelings, talking to them about why they feel they should end it, what would be the pros and cons of ending it and how they plan to do so. By talking it through with a child care worker the child will be supported and informed so as they can make the best possible choice for themselves. When talking to the child we can show them support by ensuring they know that no matter their reasons for wanting to end the relationship that they will not be judged and that you are there for them no matter which decision they choose to make. There may come a time when we ourselves as child care workers need support in helping the child to end a relationship.
The child will learn to share toys and develop a better vocabulary by listening to others talking. There is also a risk of stress by the child feeling unsafe this can lead to them isolating themselves from the group and not trying to mix with others, this can be hard as they won’t have their parents or career there for support. Another predictable life event is when we leave home/leaving care. The positive learning that they will get from this will be a sense of independence and maturity. They will have to learn to make their own decisions and be responsible for more house work such as cleaning, shopping and general house duties.
Children are put into groups in order to give them the best learning potential and for their learning to be appropriate for their age and level of understanding. Some children can be easily distracted, so would work better in a smaller group with adult supervision to keep them on task and encouragement them to keep focused. Potential issues that may arise in group learning could be that some children may take over the group and always answer before others, which in turn not all children in the group get to put their opinions, idea's or views across. It could cause ineffective communication between the group if a few are not understanding the task or some may be shy and introvert. Due to the nature of working in teams, children can sometimes find that they are not working effectively, which negatively impacts on their learning, and their ability to progress.
Establishing ground rules and mutual respect at the start of any relationship when working with children is vital, this will be the foundation to successfully interacting with all children regard less of their age, culture and abilities. This can be achieved through group discussion, allowing each person to put across what they would like to gain and how they are going to be working together as a team. All children need attention, but not when they demand it. Showing awareness of issues that may have risen, and taking time to discuss these with the individual, will allow the pupils to feel respected. Making all children feel a valid member of the school community is something all adults will do daily.
By allowing certain behaviors to occur without consequences the teacher is sending the message that it is okay. This can cause the students to lose focus and a decrease in understanding of the lesson being taught. It can also allow chaos to reign supreme. Disruptions can also make other students feel threatened. Students must feel safe and secure in their class in order to learn and grow in education.
Unit 137 OUTCOME 4.3 BY DEBRA PRICE Children and young people need to trust adults in order for them to be able to answer their questions. The answers should always be answered honestly, and in some instances children will ask many questions as they come to terms as to what may be happening to them. This can be very difficult as adults like to see children happy rather than upset adults do not always listen to children correctly and acknowledge their feelings. Listening to children is critical as we can then learn what they are thinking and how they feel, they could be feeling resentful or have feelings of anger and disappointment, children should be encouraged to speak openly without feeling they have to hold back e.g. “you don’t mean that” attitude .