Classrooms are not just for academics and scoring good grades.
The first-ever place apart from children’s homes where they learn a lot of other important things too.
Teachers carry a huge responsibility to tend to children in shaping them into adults capable of surviving in this harsh world.
There are a lot of other things that are taught in classrooms- Team Building, Leadership Skills, and most of all- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS.
This blog is intended to look into the Wh’s of Interpersonal Skills- the What, the Why and the How.
So, keep scrolling down as we unveil everything there is to know about Interpersonal Skills.
Interpersonal Skills- The WHAT
Understanding anything has to start with the ‘What’. Let us tell you about what Interpersonal Skills are.
What do you mean by interpersonal skills?
You cannot survive alone in this world. There has to be a mode of communication between one individual and the others, and vice-versa.
Communication is not easy. It’s not just opening your mouth to utter four words just for the sake of getting things done.
It’s more than that.
A certain set of skills are meant to develop your behavioral tactics to help foster cordial communication between people.
These skills are your Interpersonal Skills.
The WHY of Interpersonal Skills
Well, this is what you mean by Interpersonal Skills.
Moving on to our next segment of this blog, let us know ‘Why’ does one need to master Interpersonal Skills?
Directly or indirectly, classrooms become a medium to develop a child’s interpersonal skills.
How you may ask? Let us walk you through it now.
We have mentioned communication in the classroom. That’s where it all starts. It’s all in the little things.
How they ask their classmate for a pencil. How they coordinate together for a group project/activity. How they listen and respond when one of them is talking about something.
How Does Interpersonal Skills Help Children
When it comes to Interpersonal Skills, there are no pros and cons. Only pros. Let us discuss ‘How’ in detail.
Helps build up Team Work/Team Building Skills
Working in a team can get a lot harder when you do not communicate with your team members properly. Trust us when we say this.
You can start small by just saying Hi to your team member. It works wonders in improving your interpersonal skills.
To bridge the gap of communication, we at Walkertown have various interactive and engaging activities that helps the students learn Leadership skills, Team work and spirit to complete the task efficiently.
Want to know more about working on Team Building Skills? We’ve got you covered!
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
You can see how we have emphasised on this word- Communication all through this blog, and you can also see why.
For the other person to understand you, you should be able to openly express yourself. It works in both ways here- by talking openly (Verbal) and with your body language (Non-Verbal).
Forming Healthy Relationships
Who wants to have toxic relationships with their friends, teachers and classmates? No one right? How do you work on that?
Forming a healthy relationship goes a long way for children and they have to be taught about maintaining good relationships with people from a younger age itself.
Again, the base of public speaking in children starts from their schools and classrooms!
While speaking among hundreds or thousands of people, your words are what appeals to them for that particular moment.
This is the very reason, why schools ensure the students be a part of Skits, Drama, Public Speaking, Debates etc, nurture their skills.
This is why learning Interpersonal Skills helps children develop their public skills too! Who knows they might one day do a TED talk too!
Well, we have now reached the last segment of this blog and as much as you enjoyed reading it, we enjoyed writing it for you.
Share this blog with your friends who are always shy to talk in the classroom and help them out.
If you have a shy child who is having trouble opening up in the classroom, we hope you are now aware of how to help them out with this.