17 January 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion
At times, as a student, you might have thought about your relationship with your teachers, and nothing new but same questions must have popped in your mind such as:
Well, these questions are no new to anyone. As a human being, many of us feel insecure to ask or say something to the outer world where we think, we might be criticized or judged. As a matter of fact, unfortunately, we all are surrounded by the circumference of people who are judgmental. But Oswaal Books will tell you all about it today, how you should overcome these things as a student and eventually you can improve your communication with your teachers. Here are the best five ways, going through which, you can actually master your communication skills with your teachers.
1. Plan your queries ahead- The best way to win at asking or communicating with your teacher is to know what exactly you want to ask them. Your vocabulary and your way of putting up things in front of your teacher play a vital role in making an aura about you, around him. For this, write your queries before asking them. Be clear about your questions or your context, that is it about your syllabus or about your book’s topic. A confused context or query is likely to be ignored.
2. Participate actively- Participating actively means, emphasizing on your involvement in the class. A neutral behavior is a sign of your dislike towards the particular subject or particular teacher. So next time when you sit in the class, try to involve yourself with other students and teachers while in a discussion. Let the teacher know that you’re well awake and listening to them. At many instances, students tend to back themselves up from having a discussion with the teacher which results in the gradual neutrality of teacher towards students. Participating actively is key. Grab it.
3. Choose your words-Your words are the reflection of your intention. Choose them wisely. Don’t use words which have a negative impact on your teacher, such as “I don’t like this workbook.” or “I don’t like this book’s topic.” Sentences like this create a sense of dislike in your teacher and it often leads to their neutrality towards you. A few, but to the point words are enough to make your query clear to them. It should look like you’re actually engaging in the conversation, by showing interest.
4. Emphasize empathy- Empathy is the key to win at most of the things in your day to day life. Your ability to understand someone else’s feeling is a golden character. Encourage yourself to be empathetic towards your teachers, let them know that you understand them, and their feelings towards you. Be it your workbook, or any topic from your book, or any other context, make them believe that you totally understand what they expect from you. In order to emphasize empathy, encourage yourself to have a healthy conversation with your teacher. A sound “Hello!! How are you doing today sir/madam” will do it for you. It reflects your charismatic attitude and an open behavior towards them. It is like you’re welcoming them to have a peek into your life so that they can participate in a conversation with you.
5. Being honest- I want you to know this- YOUR TEACHER KNOWS WHEN HE/SHE IS SUBJECTED TO AN OVER EXAGGERATED PSEUDO EULOGY. Keeping that in mind, proceed with caution. Over exaggeration leads to a fake personalistic outline. Be brutally honest when you say, ask something to them. An honest guy is always a catch. Being honest doesn’t mean being blunt. Being blunt may be disrespectful sometimes, but being honest is always the choice. Concerning with different contexts, keep the purity(honesty) of the conversation alive. Let them know if you’re not able to understand some part of their teaching or attitude or anything else. It is favorable to take appointments with your teachers in their free time, prior to your interaction with them.
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