Education Support Staff - developing classroom communication skills
Course Presented By: Gail Preston
To explore strategies for learning support staff to increase their communication skills when working with students in the classroom.
Classrooms have particular forms of interaction and communication. It is helpful for school support staff working directly with students in the classroom (such as learning support officers or integration aides) to be skilled in classroom communication. This helps them appreciate the instructional practice of the teacher and improve their own communication with students. In this session the presenter will outline typical classroom communication skills such as: issuing a set of instructions to a group; non-verbal communication strategies; and various types of written communication that are typically used in the classroom.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What challenges have you faced with regard to linking to and engaging with students?
3. What tools or techniques will you try to adopt into your teaching practice?
Please join the conversation by either answering these prompting questions above OR by adding your own ideas and thoughts around this topic in the conversation thread below.