When this assignment was given out, I instantly knew exactly what relationship I wanted to analyze: my ex-boyfriend’s and my relationship. It might sound like an odd relationship to choose, seeing as he is an ex, and it might not sound like a good starting point, but let me first say he is one of my best friends right now.
For this assignment, I had to develop one new idea for involving families and their student’s progress. My cooperating teacher mentioned to me that she would either email or call her students’ parents. She said that she would contact parents through email to let them know when their student is doing well in class and she would call parents when she has a problem or issue. My cooperating teacher recently had to call two parents because the two students were disrupting the class and always talking when they are supposed to be paying attention or doing independent work. My cooperating teacher said that both of the parents responded to her well and they said that they would talk to their child about the talking and disrupting the class. After contacting the parents, my cooperating teacher said that she noticed a change in one of the students, but the other student still continued to talk and disrupt the class.
Pupil B has learnt oppositional and defiant behaviours towards adults who try and enforce school structures. The effect is that during this behaviour B is not expected to engage. On these occasions, behaviour often results in screaming, throwing furniture or running and hiding. The latter is also learnt behaviour from his background. When upset, B will conceal himself in very small places where he will engage in self-harming.
For this course, my goals were to improve my written communication skills that in turn will decrease my anxiety when faced with written communication, also to improve my note taking skills. My plan was to learn the writing process and practice what I learned. Upon completion of this course, I feel I am on a path to accomplish these goals; however, I realize I need plenty of practice. When confronted with a writing project I feel a little more confident that it will not be as much of a struggle as before. A simple example, while taking this course, I was facing a situation with my insurance company, at the last minute, they declined a much needed and anticipated procedure, I had no choice but to write a letter to the grievance department explaining the need and the urgency. Using the concepts, I learned in this course, I fashioned my letter in a logical flow, I also felt confident in my ability to write a
One powerful component of constructive communication is the capability to be an effective listener. Our conversations will continue to reach dead ends if we do not realize where we may lack in our listening skills, decide to make improvements, and follow through. Therefore, we are left with two options when we learn we do not listen well, continue to listen the way we have been or make the conscious effort to improve and become sharpened listeners.
(Miller, 2003 & Roffey, 2002 as cited by Porter, 2008). There are different strategies teachers can use to maintain effective communication with parents and build strong relationships once they have made communication. Keeping a parents trust is important in maintaining open lines of communication so they can discuss concerns relating to the child and solve issues promptly. Teachers can gain parents confidence by always respecting confidentiality and avoiding rumours. If a parent finds out that their child’s teacher breached confidentiality or is a known gossip, parents will find it difficult to confide in them with an issue regarding their child, particularly if it is of a personal nature. Parents are also more likely to approach their child’s teacher if they know they can discuss issues and reach a mutual agreement (Bender, 2005). Teacher-parent communication is all about showing trust and comfort with each other. Frequent communication between these two parties creates less tension, when an issue arises, allowing a constructive discussion to take place and reaching an agreement sooner without hostility.
Mrs. Kvalo feels strongly that leadership must be physically present within the building. “If you want to lead, you must be present and visible,” Mrs. Kvalo states (personal communication, April 11, 2015). During passing periods, lunch periods, and at the end of the school day Mrs. Kvalo positions herself in a visible location. She believes that being in a consistent location, provides a sense of well-being and safety for the staff and students. Additionally, she attends a majority of after school activities and events. It is not unusually see Mrs. Kvalo dress in the school colors and cheering on our schools athletic and performance teams. As she stated in our interview, “I’m our biggest cheerleader!” (personal communication, April 11, 2015).
I first started to really indulge in the idea of perusing a degree in communications after taking a summer class at the College of DuPage (com 101) this class was extremely eye opening because we often discussed the way in which people communicate with one another. I liked how the class was not just a speech class, it dove into the way in which people communicate. More specifically what is effective in communicating and what is not effective in communicating.
When I signed up for COM 102, I was told that it was more of a listening class than a speaking class. I was already happy with not having to present a speech every month, but I found that group discussion in lab was much easier for me to speak. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed and took this course seriously. I knew that they were no exams, but I still wanted to take every note down because it was going to help me evaluate myself. I remember on the first day of class I didn’t even know what interpersonal communication was, but I’m glad I got to explore this world of communication.
I was able to solve both misunderstandings the same way. I talked to them in private, asked them for their feedback and asking them how they like to receive feedback. Is important to take in consideration that not everyone is the same, people have different preferences on how they like to communicate. Some people like face to face, some others like email, and some others like Instant Messaging; is important as leaders to be flexible and always listen to what other people has to say, with their words and their
Chapter three is titled Communication Basics. This chapter stresses the importance of interpersonal skills, professional communication, and body language. There are many ways the communicate with others because “ Communication involves more than simply your mouth to speak and your ears to listen. Your tone of voice, facial expressions, hand gestures, the words you chose and the questions you ask all play a part” (79). I enjoyed this chapter because communication plays a huge role in this industry. Learning how to properly and effectively communicate with clients, and co-workers, and using appropriate body language with clients is a skill that is needed for any salon. Having this type of professional skill will help make me stand out from other
This exercise provided insight to my personal methods and style of communicating and actively listening when working. When reflecting on previous communications with my co-workers and management, I can see both my strengths and weakness in communicating, especially when dealing with difficult people. It is important as a nurse to be aware of one’s own communication styles, verbal and nonverbal actions, as you could be saying one thing, but demonstrating a totally different message through body language, facial expressions or silence (Sullivan, 2017). I feel that my positive characteristics in communicating with co-workers include active listening, comprehension of what others are trying to say ,acknowledging other’s contributions to the conversation,
In my communication class I had a huge video speech presentation coming up, I had to talk about a particular art and the creator of the art. Although the whole concept of the speech was no problem, beside that fact that I get terrified when I present a speech but this time it was going to be different because it was going to be a recorded so I didn’t had to see anyone’s faces besides mine. My instructor announces that we can use note cards; the recorded speech was going to be an easy A no doubt. My communication class is every Tuesday only once a week, so I planned to practice and took notes on the artist and gather as much of information as I can. I began to study for the Art speech; I looked over rubric and began to feel like I was doing everything wrong in the speech. By myself, I tried to figure out what this presentation needs because it sounded like I was a robot they was no connection with listeners, this speech was too complicated.