By Charu Yadav 

Learners learn via formal as well as informal modes by way of questioning adults, collaborating with peers, exploring the world through perspectives, and observing others. 

To be the best school in Gurgaon, its teachers must believe that effective communication should start at an early age. Language learning facilitates the development of strong emotional and social skills for the child. 

How to improve communication skills? 

Communication is a two-way process that takes time, patience, and delivery at the same time. Good communication can bridge gaps, ideate, and help explore in various ways. Communication skills are a powerful tool in connecting people and showing ‘intent’ and not only ‘content’.

On the other hand, communication should not be restricted to any language. Language plays a vital role in exchanging ideas and expressions. Thinking in a linear way barricades the process of not only communicating but, at the same time restricts the dynamics of a thought process. 

A few tips to improve communication skills 

Divergent thinking:  to have choices and options. If plan A doesn’t work, maybe plan B works better in a given situation. Time and situations keep varying, be prepared to think and rethink, reflect, and go ahead!

‘Creative Thinking’ will emerge from divergent thinking. Most schools’ curriculum is designed around convergent thinking, where there can only be one right answer. Gradually the top 10 schools in Gurgaon are progressing to divergent thinking, defined as more than one right answer to a question. This is how the real world works. Real-world problems have more than one right answer. 

Being observant: Ever watched stand-up comedians? Do we know where they get their jokes from? It’s all their ‘observation’. They observe people and audiences, in malls and shops or maybe while eating at the roadside. As we make mistakes and they take their notes….way to go!

Being Proactive: Being proactive doesn’t mean that we wish to do it all by ourselves. But it reflects ‘Who we are’. 

Being a good listener:  Active listening skills make us better communicators. We should remember ‘not to take the feedback as a setback’! not let our mistakes define us. Solving problems by listening to people, through communication and connecting with others, and by showing empathy.

Letting our ideas come to life…communication is the bridge to help us do that.