Having knowledge of different ways to teach to get the most out of an individual whom perhaps needs a different way of learning to get the most out of the pupil and help them to progress in their education. They must understand ways to enable a purposeful learning environment and how to promote good behaviour. Have an understanding of pupils’ expectations in relation to their age and how to achieve those results. Also making sure that they have an understanding and respect of the pupils’ social, cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. How to maintain and develop a good relationship with pupils and to demonstrate that they treat all pupils’ equally, through this they will gain respect and trust from that individual.
By doing this you are creating a good example for pupils who will therefore learn from you on how to communicate positively with others. When communicating successfully with parents and staff you are then more likely to work as a team to ensure that pupils will be able to gain maximum benefit from learning, which is the ultimate goal as a teaching assistant. 1.2) Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults. In order to build good relationships with others it is important to have a warm, friendly and caring attitude to others. Others need to feel relaxed and comfortable in your company and feel as if they can bring up any concerns they have.
This way it is possible to gain trust and respect, and therefore be able to help them in their school life. One way of doing this is in class time, especially during observation sessions. It is important to take a ‘step back’ and observe the pupil, not to provide too much structure to the activity and also not to intervene and let them complete an activity in the manner in which they believe it should be done. By doing this the relationship between pupil and teacher/teaching assistant is more trusting, and respectful. The pupil will learn what acceptable behaviour is, and when they are at the boundaries of what is deemed appropriate.
Effective communication with parents ensures that they are confident in the school and their child’s learning, which in turn is passed on to the child. 1.2 Relationship building does not come by chance and effective communication is needed to develop positive relationships. You must show respect by listening to what other people have to say regarding their views and beliefs. Some individuals might have different values to your own and it is important to respect these values and consider them when communicating with these people. For example, with people from different cultures or with different religious beliefs.
When effectively communicating, you must really connect with your audience and in order to do so you use your active listening skills so that you are able to interpret what they are saying and understand, listening to their tone of voice, making eye contact and observing their body language. Children and young people learn from observing how adults interact with each other, this influences on how they behave and communicate. Therefore, as a teaching assistant, it is important to demonstrate your communication skills and be a positive role model. Children and young people can benefit from effective communication because it helps them to achieve, pupils will understand what is expected of them, which helps display unwanted behavior. Sometimes pupils may lack confidence and find it hard to communicate, so it is especially important to be mindful and approach them in a positive and gentle manner, this helps to build trust.
Effective Communication is important with pupils because it maintains a good relationship between the Teaching and the pupil when developing these positive relationships. Children want to be in an honest and trustworthy environment. If they don’t feel that they can trust you they will find it hard to approach you and this could affect the child’s learning. Having a positive relationship will allow the child to feel more comfortable around the T/A which will inevitably create a good learning atmosphere for everyone. Consistency and Patience will help you build this relationship.
Effective communication combines a set of skills including non verbal communication, attentive listening, the ability to mange stress in the moment, the capacity to recognize, understand own emotion and those of the person you are communicating with. Effective communication is important because it allows people to build personal and professional relationships. We are more likely to communicate information to one another if we have positive relationships. You are likely to give beneficial support if communication is strong and effective with parents and other adults who come into the school, this in turn benefits pupils. It is also inportant that a Teaching Asistant checks what he/ she is saying in the moment of stress and excitement as the pupils are in our presence and will here.
Effective communication is fundamental in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults alike. In the role of Classroom Assistant it is vital to develop good, appropriate relationships with pupils, colleagues, parents and any other professional third party agencies involved in a child’s care and education. To provide a conducive learning environment, adults in the classroom must work together by communicating clearly and professionally with each other, both verbally and non-verbally. This will avoid confusion and inconsistency during lessons. For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher.
The practitioner will also be able to respond to the child effectively as they will recognise their emotions & behaviour. Relationships with children are built & maintained by communicating effectively & in the correct way for the child’s age & stage of development. By showing respect to the child whatever their age by using an appropriate tone of voice, being warm & friendly & using your manners. By listening to the child & showing an interest in what they are saying & doing. Keeping your promises & honouring commitments and respecting the child for who they are.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. I believe that all children with special needs are entitled to the same quality of education as children without disabilities. I also believe that every student can learn, have strengths, and are worthy of respect. In my opinion, people aren’t normal but differences are and that it what makes us all unique. I think that people put labels on people with special deficits like they are objects.