- Show an interest in the young people, ask them about their day or how they are finding the activity to show you are interested in them as individuals.
- Make eye contact with young people, especially when one is answering a question.
- Use your body language and facial expressions to show you are interested in what they are saying, for example smile and direct your body towards the young person who is talking.
- Repeat and possibly paraphrase what the young person has said to show you have listened and thought about their contribution.
ListTake a look at the video clip above of STEM Ambassadors. List the ways you could you tell the young people were listening to the activity leader? Also see if you can identify any ways the speakers are modelling active listening.
Volunteering in the Classroom: Communication Skills for STEM Volunteers
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