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Your next steps as a volunteer

Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined aspects of how you communicate with young people and what you need to think about before and during the delivery of a STEM …

Create your final activity plan

We’ve gone through all the important ideas in communication and presentation techniques, now you need to develop your ideas into a realistic plan. This document may be particularly useful to …

Advice on behaviour management

The engagement of young people affects their behaviour. If they are engaged by the activity then there will be fewer, if any, problems with their behaviour. You can maintain engagement …

Wrapping up

Wrapping up an activity well can give young people a sense of purpose and achievement. Watch the video of trainee teachers reflecting on how they wrap up lessons. Discuss Identify …

Group engagement

Why would you want young people to work together in a group? Well, it helps develop all sorts of inter-personal skills and is often more like the team work involved …

Transitioning from one activity to the next

A ‘transition’ is moving from one activity to the next. Getting transitions right gives your activity continuity and a sense of purpose. Watch the video of educators talking about how …

Keeping students engaged

Picture this, you’re half way through the activity now but you’re worried that the young people are losing engagement. You’ve noticed someone doodling in the corner and you’re pretty sure …

The first five minutes

The first five minutes of your STEM activity can be the most daunting. Watch the video above of trainee teachers talking about the first five minutes of a lesson and …

Delivering your activity

Last week you learnt about verbal and non verbal communication, observed and reflected on presentations and activities undertaken by others and started to think about your own approach. Now it’s …

Non-verbal communication with young people

Watch Charley, a STEM Ambassador, and trainee teachers, Alistair and Sarah, talking about how they use non-verbal communication and video clips of young people. Identify From the video, in addition …

Non-verbal communication

Non-verbal communication comprises of signals we send and interpret through our gestures, facial expressions, the clothes we wear, eye contact and our position in a room. Watch the video of …

What approaches would you use?

What Verbal Communication, Questioning and Listening Techniques do you want to use when delivering a STEM Activity? Choose one of the below scenarios, or come up with one yourself and …

Active listening

How do you make sure someone is listening? By ‘active listening’ we mean that they are paying attention in a way that makes them engage with the content you are …

Questioning

We use questioning when communicating with others for many reasons. When in a learning or instruction situation, we generally use questions to: Maintain the flow of the learning within the …