Always making sure the children understand what is being said and explained. With all children, young people and adults the vocabulary and verbal expression has to be at the correct level of understanding for the age. Children will need simpler terms than a young person and will have a shorter length of concentration and attention. Children should never be interrupted and never dismiss anything they say
As Educators respecting a child’s culture is very important to us, firstly it is a way to build a child’s sense of belonging. When culture is valued child will feel more secure and develop sense of belonging to the centre and the community. It’s very essential to gain a child’s trust and show understanding and respect for his/ her cultural background because that is where they come from and it’s not going to change.
Working with children at Nursery age it is imperative you are open and friendly providing a secure and safe environment at this young age you are starting and laying the foundations to their learning. Having and building a good rapport with the children helps them to feel secure and happy it will encourage learning, communication and social development. Parents are an important part in their childrenâ€TMs development and within the Nursery setting, open and clear communication including them in their childâ€TMs development, always communicating how their child is doing being able to raise any concerns ensuring the parents feel comfortable will help with any barriers that there may have been initially. If their child is happy they are
When the learners arrive at the learning environment they should expect to be safe. A safe and stress-free environment would not be possible without setting some ground rules as mentioned earlier. Examples of ground rules; • No swearing • No bullying • Punctuality • A clear guideline of health and safety rules i.e. no running, safe use of equipment, • Procedures when the fire alarm is sounded.
They can do this through: setting a good example; being positive; building up children’s confidence by focussing on the things that they’re good at, setting them achievable goals and targets; helping children to learn through their own experiences; reflective listening and giving the children confidence and positivity through love and affection. If a child is not confident they may find it hard to interact with other children, have a negative outlook on life, be less motivated and have behavioural problems. Overall, if a child lacks confidence, self-esteem and resilience their health and well-being will be hindered.
Children go through many transitions, so it is important that the children’s key person is meeting their individual needs. They should always be positive and welcoming. When aiming to meet children’s individual needs, practitioners must regard every child as unique. Likewise, the practitioner must acknowledge that attachment is important for a child’s emotional well-being during transitions, therefore they must ensure that the child feels a sense of acceptance, love and respect. Similarly, if possible, a transition should be thoughtfully planned and organised so that the child will receive the appropriate amount of support and are able to do it at their own pace.
I have gained patience when working with children and I believe it is a skill that is required in order for children to exceed their needs and to help a child during transitions to reach their full potential. Timing is key and with support the children will be able to emotionally adapt to attending school but also embrace new surroundings. Encouragement while children are taking part in activities in school allows children to gain self-esteem and confidence as they are being motivated which can give them a sense of achievement. Being a role model to the children is a personal skill as it gives me pride knowing the children are inspired by me and that they can learn from me by using their own initiative, being helpful to others and allowing the children to give suggestions on what they would like to do can keep them
In order to contribute a positive relationship it is essential to demonstrate and model an effective communication skill when dealing with children which means that considering both how the practitioner approach other people and responding the children. It is effectively more likely to communicate information to one another if having a positive relationship. Effective communication plays an important role in developing positive relation with children, young people and adults. It is also essential that the practitioner is interested in development of the children by using effective communication skills, building a positive relationship, approaching and responding in appositive manner, making feel comfortable or supporting which it’s required.
Furthermore, in the society or in any social circle where young learners operate, the ability to speak and to listen is crucial in the development of their total personality and eventually social horizon. Children need to speak what they need, feel, and think to be addressed, helped, and understood. Good speaking and listening skills have benefits in one’s personal life which includes wider social circles, improved self-esteem and confidence, favorable academic work and more. In addition to these, Palmer (2014) mentioned in the introduction of his book, Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking, that making students listen a lot does not automatically make them good listeners, and occasionally making them speak in front of the class does not automatically make them good speakers.
A key way of helping children to feel competent is through supporting them in gaining as much independence as possible when caring for themselves. This is a gradual process and will depend on children 's stage development as well as age it is important that adults encourage independence as early as possible e,g, choosing clothes to wear, putting on aprons, simple undressing,gloves,hats,and scarves. Encouraging children to do things themselves does take a little time and paitence, learning to manage tasks is a process and children will manage more easily when adults are more relaxed and encouraging rather thanin a rush. It is also important to think ahead and observe individual children so that you can be sure that the tasks are manageable. This
The principles of relationship building with Children, Young people and Adults need to be nurtured in order to maintain the relationship that has already formed. All parties need to feel secure and comfortable around one another in order to build further trust and open up and talk effectively about any subjects and issues. Teaching assistants need to act as good role models to the children, young people and adults. Teaching assistants need to be polite, considerate, empathic and good at identifying and sorting out problems as they are also regarded as a representative of the school. The children and young people need to be encouraged and praised with their academic life and showed by staff that they are accepted for what they are and receive
Explain how to manage disagreements with: • Children • Young people • Adults Children and young people You must know when to step in, usually with kids and young people disagreements tend to fix themselves as the younger minds don’t hold grudges as adults do, it’s this quality that allows for disagreements to be resolved as one side makes the compromise. The skill from you is knowing when to step in. Don’t take sides. Let them give their version of events and listen.
Effective communication is a vital part of your role as a teaching assistant. Children and young people learn to communicate through the responses of others, if they do not feel that their contribution is valued, they are less likely to initiate communication themselves. Eï¬€ective communication is a vital part of your role as a teaching assistant. Children learn to communicate through the responses of others: if they do not feel what they are saying is valued by others because they have not be listened to or misunderstood, they are less likely to initiate communication or contribute to class discussion. Children of all ages need to feel that they have a voice and an opinion and that they are valued.
Identify the distinct emotions felt by Fannie Lawrence. What situations caused these emotions? The start of the scene Fannie felt guilty hoping Otis would remember to get the kids ready for school in the morning. She felt guilty because she knew he got in late from work but she too had been feeling exhausted.