Talking with Kids. Interrogation vs Conversation. Speak clearly Make eye contact Use a welcoming tone of voice Stay calm Smile. The Basics. The primary use of questioning is NOT to identify interference. We ask questions so the kids can share what they ha ve learned and discovered.
Talking with Kids
Make eye contact
Use a welcoming tone of voice
The primary use of questioning is NOT to identify interference.
We ask questions so the kids can share what they have learned and discovered.
The kind of response you get depends on how YOU act.
Aggressive- mean words or voice
-they’ll say what they think you want to hear
-the kids will take over,
-firm, consistent, clear
This method will get us where we want to go-- in the time allotted
-Tell me more
-Show me how
-I want to be sure I understand
Let them know their ideas are important, you are interested and respect them
Don’t ask: Did your team manager help, because they do.
Teach Challenge Guidelines
Supervise the meetings
Eye level is different than eye contact.
Talk with the same respect you use talking to friends.
Talk with NOT at
Common courtesies are not just for kids:
please, thank you go a long way
Kind words communicate respect
A new idea is delicate; It can be killed by a sneer
The angry tone in an adult’s question will shut kids down EVERY time
Trying to force the truth out of kids just makes them shut down
You get what you expect. Expect the truth.
Trust everyone but cut the cards
There is nothing as valuable as our integrity. Before you question a child’s integrity, ask yourself, “Is it worth the cost?”