Clarity of Communication in the Primary Classroom

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What the research says about the importance of clear communication, both verbal and non-verbal,

About this module

This session looks at key research into the importance of clarity of communication in supporting children’s understanding of the teacher’s expectations. It looks at the link between clear, confident communication and children’s levels of learning, engagement and motivation, as well as encouraging learners to pay attention and understand the teacher’s expectations. The session also explores some of the research into the importance of non-verbal communication, for all learners, but particularly for those who have special needs or English as an additional language.

This module is suitable for Teachers, Early Career Teachers, ECT Mentors, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Senior Leaders supporting staff with behaviour.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding what the research says about clarity of communication
  • Examining the research into both verbal and non-verbal approaches
  • Exploring the ways in which clarity of communication supports relationship building
  • Identifying key issues in relation to learners with SEND and EAL