Every relationship has its basis in… COMMUNICATION BRIDGE BEYOND TEACHING
VALUES WE COMMUNICATE Respec Empath t yGenuinenes Trust s Professionalis m
Equality BeingPunctual Fair Professionalism Maintain KnowledgeConfidentiality of Subject
BODY LANGUAGEGestures Voice Pitch Eye Contact Posture
The aim of good teaching "is to have presence" — but what is presence? PRESENCE is about controlling your body language in a way that shows you are in charge of the classroom.
Body I’M YOUR Langua ge LEADER• Be at your door to welcome pupils when they arrive.• Stride in confidently and greet the class with a loud, clear and upbeat voice.• Use the whole classroom.• Use your face.• Keep your body language open.
ATTITUDE MATTERS! How are adolescents different from younger children?• Both Mind and Body Changes• Priorities Different• Questioning• Discovering Independence• Discovering Freedom• Mind of their ownRemember it’s a different generation! Compartmentalize your life!
CONGRUENCY Values should match your teaching… Actions should match your words!Do as you would want others to do to you!
Lecturing Unreasonable or SarcasmMoralizing COMMUNICATIONLabeling BLOCKERS Bringingor Name up the calling past Comparisons Blaming or Accusing Orders and Threats
Words have a way of lingeringlong and poisonously…
HEALTHY WAYS OFCOMMUNICATING1. Class Climate should be supportive and not defensive.1. Listen with full attention – both verbally and through body language2. Do not plead – Be firm and assertive.3. Praise.4. Use humour - Youre having a laugh!5. Encourage Autonomy
7. Deal with their feelings. Listen quiet and attentively. Acknowledge with a word and gesture . Give the feeling a name, All feelings can be accepted, certain actions must be limited. To acknowledge is different from agreeing Do not repeat exact words
8. I- Messages. You Messag • State a problem, without blaming es someone for it. • It protects self esteem, clarifies and lessens misunderstandings, preserves quality of the relationship.“I feel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when you _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and would really prefer it if _ _ _ _ _ _ ”
DISCIPLINE It means to teach and guide – it does not mean to punish or control.• Do not engage in a power struggle.• Avoid power plays, especially in front of his classmates.• Structure your interactions around mutual respect.
DIFFUSE POWER STRUGGLES BY1. Repetitive Instructions. • Use a quieter voice each time, and call the students name.2. Humour.3. Inquire about a students anger.4. Share Power. Negotiate.5. Postpone the Discussion.6. Free students from roles.
ENGAGE COOPERATION• Describe what you see, or the problem• Give information.• Say it with a word.• Describe how YOU feel.• Write a note.
ESTABLISH RULES, LIMITS AND CONSEQUENCES• Establish age appropriate rules and limits.• Have your child participate in setting rules and consequences.• Be consistent. • Set consequences that can be completed quickly. • Give them a chance to try again • Establish trust.
Natural and Punishment Logical Consequence s• Punishment is deliberate deprivation of something for a set periods of time.• Consequences is the natural result of behaviour.• Logical Consequences• Give them responsibility.• Peer Intervention with no criticism!
EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE • Teaches self-control. • Enhances self-esteem. • Teaches respect for others. Be a good role model
QUESTIONSIf I use these skillsappropriately, will it work everytime? OUR CHALLENGE – TO MODEL AND TEACH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN OUR CLASSROOM.
? How many of you remember your teachers?? Do you remember them for all the good that they have taught you?