Parent Involvement : The Education Of A Child

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Parent Involvement Philosophy Parent involvement is critical in the education of a child. I feel as the parents and teachers should be partners in the education process. Being a source of encouragement and a resource for a child throughout their education is important in helping a child succeed to their full potential. Development and Learning: I believe development is the process over time that a child grows. Whether it is in cognitive, socioemotional, or physical development. For the elementary school level children, there are three types of development in which a child grows: psychological development, cognitive development, and moral development. (Snowman & McCown, 2015, p. 89). Psychological development means is when a child learns industry vs. inferiority. Cognitive development is when a child begins to be concrete operational. The third type, moral development, is when a child starts to develop morality of constraint. (Snowman & McCown, 2015, p. 89) I believe learning is the skills your intake through experience, or by being taught. There is a difference in these. Development takes more time. Learning is looking at something and memorizing it or figuring out how to do something. There are many theories of learning. Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky were two contributors to these theories. Area of Development: There are three main areas of development. These are: cognitive, socioemotional, and physical. Cognitive development is the ability to think and understand. So when your child reads a book, they are using skills they have used form cognitive development to look at the words, and understand what the book is saying. A few ways that your child at this age shows cognitive characteristics is when a child starts to unders... ... middle of paper ... ...rations. Some efforts I will make to individualize the learning of the children in this class are do a variety of activities for each lesson, encourage each child to learn each way, and allow each student to do which style they prefer when given task for each child to do on their own. With your child being in the second grade, it is important that you let them know you are there for them, you help them with their homework, and you are interested to know how school is going for them. The kids are this age need self-esteem and encouragement. As a teacher, I will teach to the best of my ability, treat each child equally, be fair in how I teach, and be someone your child can rely on. Remember, parent involvement including being a source of encouragement and a resource for a child throughout their education is important in helping a child succeed to their full potential.
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