Communication Works for Those Who Work at it
I, as a teacher at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, believe that being able to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important of all life skills. It is what enables us to pass information to other people and to understand what is said to us. Communication skills help students in their study, career development, workplace, and social networking. Students need practical and deeper knowledge about the subject they are learning in school. Students with underdeveloped communication skills hesitate in asking questions in the class. Good communication skills help them to listen and understand the point of view of teachers in the class. It will help them to gain more knowledge and confidence. That’s why teachers at Seth AnandramJaipuria School always encourage and guide students in developing communication skills.
English is a global language and Seth Anandram Jaipuria School always focuses upon all the elements of the English Language- Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Listening is an art and if the students are a master in it, surely they are going to be great speakers in future, as a good listener is always a good speaker. Seth AnandramJaipuria School is providing various platforms to enhance communication skills in students. Children listen to the stories during their library period and storytelling sessions. To assess their listening skills, listening comprehension is done from time to time. A regular listening practice where children can watch good family shows, listen to the news and other educational programmes in English is going to be helpful in abundance.
The second element which needs to be emphasized on is speaking. The teachers at Seth AnandramJaipuria School encourage students to talk in English to achieve fluency. Sometimes, we find that students are afraid to communicate in English because of their preconceived notions of right and wrong. But here the well-trained staff of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School assists the students in obtaining confidence. Immense exposure to the students is given herein in the form of various Inter-House and inter School competitions, extempores, class discussions, class presentations, etc.
Reading, the other elements of the English language is of prime importance. Reading is an art, for reading books helps the brain to be more active. It gives the brain a different kind of workout. To enhance the reading skills of students, Seth AnandramJaipuria School has implemented DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) which is practiced religiously in all the classes. These days children are reading a variety of E-books in E-library which in turn is helping them to improve their vocabulary.
The last element is writing. Writing gives a concrete form to the ideas. It helps in improving memory, building vocabulary, thus refining communication skills. The teachers at Seth AnandramJaipuria School encourage the students to write articles, blogs, stories, poems for the school magazine. Under their continuous and able guidance, some students have been successful in publishing their own anthology of poetry. Students are contributing their articles and poems for various newspapers too.
By teaching these essential language skills, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School aims at raising global communicators who successfully connect with people cross boundaries.
Class Teacher-Vth K