Communication in Classroom Management

Good Communication makes for good classroom management. They can be broken into two categories: Sending Skills (When speaking to someone) and Receiving Skills (techniques to effective listening)


Sending Skills

- Deal is present. Information is most useful when used at earliest opportunity.

- Talk directly to students, not about them. This shows respect for the student and helps them to receive information about adults' feelings.

- Speak politely. This helps create positive role models in the eyes of the students.

Take responsibility by using the personal pronoun 'I'. Ex: I feel my teachings aren't getting through to you

- Make statements, not questions. Questions create defensiveness among students.


Receiving Skills

- Forceful, non evaluative listening should be used to help the speaker feel their comments expressed are acceptable and clearly heard.

- Use paraphrasing, active listening or reflecting to make the speaker feel heard. It also helps the listener become involved in the conversation

- Make eye contact.

- SUggest strong leadership skills through body carriage, facial expressions & gestures.