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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tone of voice and language

We convey meaning and hold people’s attention in lectures, presentations and ordinary conversations by how we use our voices, not just by our choice of words. Good communicators vary their …

Communicating to inspire young people

In our society, we communicate in a huge variety of ways, from speaking to a friend or with family, to watching TV or listening to the radio, and reading or …

Create Your Final Activity Plan

This task forms part of your ExpertTrack peer assessed portfolio. We’ve gone through all the important ideas in communication and presentation techniques, now you need to develop your ideas into …