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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.

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Talking with kids

Talking with Kids


Interrogation vs conversation

Interrogation vs Conversation


The basics

Speak clearly

Make eye contact

Use a welcoming tone of voice

Stay calm

Smile

The Basics


Talking with kids

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.


3 ways to ask

Aggressive- mean words or voice

-causes fear

-they’ll say what they think you want to hear

Passive

-the kids will take over,

3 Ways To Ask


Talking with kids

Assertive

-firm, consistent, clear

-positive attitude

This method will get us where we want to go-- in the time allotted


Kinds of questions

Open-ended questions

-I see

-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

Kinds of Questions


What can team managers do

What can team managers do?

Don’t ask: Did your team manager help, because they do.

They can:

Teach Skills

Teach Challenge Guidelines

Drive

Supervise the meetings


Considerations

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

Considerations


Final thoughts

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

Final Thoughts


Talking with kids

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?”


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