Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools NCFE Level 3 Nina Gell Student Reference: o131642 Assignment 3 Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. QUESTION 1a: Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. As teaching assistants, in order to communicate effectively, we need to be very clear in what we say. Children, young people and adults need us to communicate what is expected of them so they learn the boundaries of professional relationships and children can learn to communicate effectively themselves. Effective communication amongst pupils and adult allows the pupil to have a proper understanding of what they are expected to do, how they are expected to behave, what resources they need.
TDA 2.6 > Why Teamwork is important in schools? “Team” is being part of a group of people who collaborate to achieve a goal. In a team, members acquire a specific role to fulfil, effectively share ideas and work together towards the achievement of a certain task which is Teamwork. Effective teamwork among the school staff is very important as it ensures the smooth running of school. It shows that the school staffs have a common purpose; i.e.
Accepting shared responsibility by knowing what our role is and what’s expected of us is very important, following recognised procedure and understanding shared values all promote good relationships. Educational values such as school Mission Statements and classroom Golden Rules helps all of us to promote a positive learning environment in the school. It is very important to have a good relationship with someone as they could help with disputes or disagreements, when they arise. Treat people how you expect to be treated, treat people as an equal and positively to promote effective communication. 1.2.
Introduction In this assignment I am going to cover the role of the teacher, the responsibilities that they have in the education and training environment. I will also discuss how to maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for your learners. To end the essay I will discuss the relationship teachers have with other professionals who work in the education and training arena. The teaching role and responsibilities in education and training 1.1 Explain the teaching role and responsibilities in education A teacher adopts many roles within the learning environment and has many responsibilities. One of the key responsibilities I feel for a teacher is to provide information, wisdom.
1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional. When working with groups of children I need to give individual attention to each child to ensure that all children feel welcome and valued within the school. This includes encouraging pupils to answer questions, ask questions, make suggestions and contribute ideas as appropriate to their ages, needs and abilities. Teaching assistants need to help children and young people understand the value and importance of positive relationships. We should encourage children when working in pairs, groups and as a class to listen to one another and acknowledge ideas.
We are also required to sometimes work with individual groups of pupils on set tasks or individually with pupils who need one to one support. A teaching assistant also displays work of the pupils in a complimentary way and this is very important to give an ego boost to the pupils and to celebrate their achievements. We also have to display pupils targets, class rules and other words/numbers from various topics. Sometimes a TA is required to work with pupils who have a disability or learning difficulty on a one to one base to help them achieve the same goals as their peers keeping them in mainstream school can be extremely important and a pupil with these difficulties will often need extra support to understand their work. Quite often a TA is responsible for supervising the pupils at playtimes, on school outings, or just generally in the classroom and also offering additional support to the teaching staff in all areas.
Children will have more confidence and are more likely to participate better if they have strong and effective positive relationships with their teachers. In one example taken from http://panhandle.unl.edu/at_the_center_78: the author Carol McCloud talks of filling a childs “emotional bucket” with positive interactions. If we fill this with emotions of value, such as trust, confidence and encouragement, we are certain to extract the most from the children we interact with. It is the same for the adults we need to communicate with. We want to work productively and well together as a team for the benefit of the children we wish to inspire and to create the right decisions for all those involved.
Showing children’s work to others is important for children’s self-esteem so they can see what they have achieved and it also can improve children’s motivation in the future. The actual environment has a large impact on a child’s learning. Children, who feel more engaged in their classrooms, will most likely be more receptive. It can encourage children to interact more with their environment. Teachers should praise effort as well as perfect work.
In my job role, I work closely with the class teacher and full time teaching assistant. Each member of the team know and understand their own role in school, they should also know and understand the roles of others in their team and how they fit together to support the pupils. Good communication skills amongst one another are essential to enable us to provide the highest quality of learning and support to the pupils in the classes where I volunteer. In our team, we offer support to one another and discuss the developments and achievements of the individual pupils. We share information and contribute ideas for future
Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom. The more you know about children's academic, social, and emotional development, the more able you will be to meet their needs. Information about how well the children are progressing helps you to plan your teaching. You want the children in your care to feel successful and confident, but you also want to offer experiences that will help them to develop further. In addition, through initial screening and by checking the children's progress, you can identify those children who need special help or who face extra