Anywhere we go, wherever we are, communication is always the key. A good communication is not built by the flow; it takes two to tango and build the communication in the right shape.
In education, classrooms also become one of the spaces where good communication should happen.
As teachers, it's crucial to foster excellent communication with your students. All in all, it contributes to their success and achievements in the classroom.
Now the question is, how do you communicate effectively in the classroom? Check them out below!
1. Build a supportive vibe
Being supportive means more participation from your students. By expressing your support, your students will be more comfortable in conveying their ideas, taking up the challenges, or even asking for your help.
Believe it or not, it's going to help on class engagement, participation, and students' achievement. And by greater engagement, students will be more eager to learn.
To create such environment, everything starts within you; it's as simple as remembering your students' names or having a one-on-one session. However, for quiet students, you should try using scaffolding, so they can engage better with you.
2. Focus on developing teamworks
Teamworks and group discussions can play a great role to create a more comfortable classroom.
When you break your students into small groups, they will feel more secured to share their ideas, communicate with their friends, and subconsciously, improve their communication skills.
Therefore, rather than stuffing individual works, try maximizing the group works. Mix your students randomly in groups, so they can learn how to work with different kinds of people.
To make the group works much more fun, try using Assemblr EDU! Ask your students to create AR projects in groups related to your lessons, and let them express their creativity in our Simple & Classic Editor!
3. Give room for feedback
Delivering positive feedback to your students can build your students' confidence and create supportive environment, which results in an increase for their academic success.
To do so, try giving clear, specific feedback to your students. Instead of vaguely praising them, you should say which part that they excel at. And of course, don't forget to say thank you in the end.
However, as a teacher, it's also important to take a step back. There are times that you may receive a feedback from your students, so listen carefully on what they say and give yourself a change.
4. Listen more, speak less
Did you know that over 60% of misunderstandings came from poor listening? You may not have realized it before, but when you read this, it probably hits you and makes you think of some related moments in the past.
Apparently, being all ear plays a huge impact for a great communication—active listening is one of the things you can try.
Listen carefully to the message that your students want to convey, and by doing so, you may notice whether they understand the lesson or not. It's one of the best things to build effective communication in the classroom!
Good communication also goes side by side with great learning material. While we're on this topic, you can try Assemblr EDU! Powered with AR experiences, you can enliven your lessons in a much more interactive way!
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