Nvq 3 Teaching Assistant Essay

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Sharon Rees Unit 1 Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults 1.1 -Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is important to enable strong relationship to be built between children, young people and adults. Developing positive relationships with the children is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude you will not be able to build trust and honesty between yourself and the children. They may not feel like they can talk to you which could result in them keeping something important inside, which could affect their learning or social skills. Having good communication skills will help us develop better relationships especially with younger people. Some students who lack in confidence may find it hard to communicate with us at all , if we present ourselves 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. Communicating positively with adults is vital in order to build strong and trusting relationship`s with each other. Communicating in the right way will show adults that you are able to talk to them about any aspects of your role as a teaching assistant or show them that you are willing to take on any task within that role. It will also help them to feel able to discuss any concerns they may have about a child. Effective communication does not happen by chance it is important to think about how we relate to others. 1.2 -Explain the principles of relationship building with children,

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