Communication Skills: Reflective Analysis

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Essay #: 067489
Total text length is 6,186 characters (approximately 4.3 pages).

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Communication Skills: Reflective Analysis
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An incident occurred at my placement on January 20, 2011. I was having challenges communicating with one of my students because she did not understand English. As a teacher, I projected the difficulties the student and I would have during the course of the class if she could not understand what I was teaching or my instructions for homework. I anticipated a high level of frustration for both of us. I had to find a way to effectively communicate with this student. My first thought was to enlist the aid of another student who I knew was fluent in both languages.
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From my studies in how to communicate effectively, I knew that I needed to take time to understand the challenges this...
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.....eneral often result in frustration at the least and anger at the worst. I wanted my students to learn that helping others communicate benefits everyone. As countries such as Canada and the United States continue to have immigrants who speak a myriad of languages, it has become even more important that we take the time and patience to practice improving our communication skills.
References
Donoghue, P. and Siegel, M. (2005) Are you really listening? Keys to successful communication. Notre Dame, IN. Soren Books.
Nichols, R. (1960, Spring) What can be done about listening? The Supervisor’s Notebook. Academic Skills Center, Dartmouth College (2001). Retrieved from http://www.jp2hs.org/webpages/jbarrow/files/3%2010%20Bad%20listening%20habits.pdf