Effective communication tools are important for students to grasp while still undergoing their tenure in school. The way teachers communicate and interact with their students helps students build confidence on different ways they can communicate. Teachers are seen as leaders in the eyes of their students; thus, comprehensive teaching techniques improve communication and understanding within the class. The need to understand and be understood in class is a vital component. Engaging students is, therefore, a brilliant skill that teachers have to master. This paper seeks to discuss the importance of effective communication skills between teachers and scholars.
Students must be engaged in the classroom by their teachers to help them understand and put to practice what they are taught. This requires the use of attractive modes of conveying information to them to get their attention. Helping students become effective communicators reveal so many issues that make students perform poorly in class. The goal helps teachers listen to students concerns and help them find a solution. Listening to students problems is vital towards improving their communication skills.
One common achievement is that they will become great conversationalists who are not shy to raise questions when they feel they have not gotten the point. Many students feel embarrassed not to raise queries with their teachers thus leading to poor performance and low self-esteem. Another achievement is that, the class will have a cooperative cohesion among the students and their teacher. This will drive them to increase their capacity to grasp knowledge, hold debates and even bring about healthy competition within the class.
Effective communication comes in different forms rather than just understanding teachers concepts and ideas. It can help improve decision-making skills, improve classroom relationships and even enhance teamwork (Stronge, 2007). This indicates that communication is not just about conversation among peope. Another form of communication is non-verbal communication skills. This is shared with attentive listening, managing stress and comprehending the emotions of those you are communicating to. Research shows that all these can be achieved through active teaching skills from tutors.
In order to attain this aim, one has to nurture and instil certain values among the students. It is important that students understand the benefit of acquiring healthy forms of communication. This could help them in choosing career paths, participate in public forums and even learn how to counter certain educational challenges. Once they have acquired these skills, advising them to participate in formal arguments would go a long way towards developing their intellectual capacity.
A teaching guide is a good planning tool of tutoring. One must have a plan on how he or she is going to attain the said objective. This will influence the students to also become organized and plan more on learning new forms of communication. Appealing techniques ought to be present. This includes all round participation by students, allowing teamwork, good body language, positive motivation and an alluring sense of humour (Crawley et al., 1994). All these factors ought to be present in the teaching guide to offer students a level learning opportunity.
An inclusion of activities is also important for a successful teaching experience. This can include, setting up debates within the class to build on the student’s proficiency in speaking Grammar. Another activity is ensuring that there is time for asking and answering questions within the class context.
Many colleges and higher institution often neglect the importance of teaching that would enhance communication skills. This leads to a huge multitude of people graduating with no public relations ability. With the increasing dynamic education and social context, it has become important for such skills to be practiced to enhance communication.
Stronge, J. (2007). Qualities of Effective Teachers. Alexandria, VA: ASCD Publishers.
Crawley, T & Stephens, P. (1994). Becoming an Effective Teacher. London, UK: Nelson Thornes Publishers.