Raise the level of ENTHUSIASM for LEARNING in your classroom
In what appears to be a learning-lesson for the teacher, we also demonstrate how the students can improve their communication with their teacher, with each other and with themselves.
You have probably noticed that when you and your students communicate well, in discussions and conversations there can be harmony, even when you disagree on the rights and wrongs of the subject.
Then there are other classes where the discussions and conversations are less harmonious. The teacher's efforts at getting the communication going are met with challenges, interruptions and unhelpful remarks from the students. Or there can be a compact, awkward, embarassing silence.
As a coach for the teacher in such classes we take a closer look at what people are actually communicating. We record everyone's words AND intonation patterns as best we can. Then the teacher and I discuss what is going on below the surface of the words. What we are looking for are examples of when the communication goes 'pear-shaped'.
Once we have found some clear examples of what can be improved, it is time for the teacher to make a commitment and enlist the support and assistance of their students.
The teacher's action in taking steps to improve their communication becomes a role-model for the students.
Mind your Mouth
½ day workshop
Master the skill of managing the classroom environment through the careful choice of words.
You will learn methods to
* successively decrease the kind of language that frustrates and annoys you and your students
* successively increase the kind of language that energises you and your students
The self-development methods taught here are respectful two-way processes that quickly create a more harmonious discussion and conversation climate in the classroom.