Good schools encourage parents to be involved. Parents are important just like the student. “The school plays an important role in determining the levels of parental involvement in school. Specifically, schools can outline their expectations of parents and regularly communicate with parents about what children are learning” (NEA, p.2, 2011). NEA reviews of research also explains, “also, schools can provide opportunities for parents to talk with school personnel about parents ' role in their children 's education through home visits, family nights, and well-planned parent-teacher conferences and open houses.” When everyone takes the time to work together as a team, it makes things a lot easier for the
It is important for parents to feel that they are playing an active role in the educational development of their child. As teachers, we should make available opportunities for parents to give feedback and responses to all aspects of our teaching. This must be done in order for parents to secure the trust that they invest in us as teachers. By inviting feedback from both students and parents we keep an open mind about our teaching as well as address concerns about all areas of teaching and learning.
By inviting the parents to help come up with a plan to help their child, we are allowing the parents to still play a role in their child’s life. As educators we can meet with parents and ask them for help to gain knowledge about their child and what their needs are in order to learn about not only the child, but the child’s background. I believe that communication is key when it comes to collaboration with parents, if you aren’t open with them, they won’t be open with you. As educators we must keep an open communication window to parents and students in order to gain their trust and create a positive learning environment.
This essay will discuss communication as being a fundamental part of the early childhood teacher’s role. Educators will communicate with many people during the course of their day. Developing positive relationships through open communication is a strategy that will benefit teachers, parents and most importantly, their students. Teachers must establish limits and expectations for students, not only in the classroom, but within individual lessons. Behaviour management is an essential skill that will be utilised regularly and will require a teacher to develop strategies for dealing with a variety of behaviours.
I believe that it is essential for families and schools to work together in partnership. These partnerships require commitment and time and are based on mutual responsibility, respect and trust. Crucial to building, maintaining and renewing partnerships is leadership. As a teacher I will take the initiative to encourage and involve families within their child’s learning as we all work together towards a common goal. Families and communities will be encouraged to play an active role in the classroom and school.
In planning what type of transition services a student needs to prepare for adulthood, the IEP Team considers areas such as postsecondary education or vocational training, employment, independent living, and community participation. The transition services themselves are a coordinated set of activities that are based on the student's needs and that take into account his or her preferences and interests. Transition services can include instruction, community experiences, the development of employment and other post- school adult living objectives, and (if appropriate) the acquisition of daily living skills and functional vocational assessment. The student and his or her family are expected to take an active role in preparing the student to take responsibility for his or her own life once school is finished. Where once school provided a centralized source of education, guidance, transportation, and even recreation, after students leave school, they will need to organize their own lives and needs and navigate among an array of adult service providers and federal, state, and local programs.
It is going to be extremely important to get the student’s parents involved in their education, and have teachers to create a working relationship with them. By following these steps, students and culturally diverse parents can feel that they are welcomed into their child’s education system. Parents, will try to become more involved and participative it heir child’s education. They need to have a place where they can talk about their frustrations, needs, and successes as well as the needs of their children.
“school teachers have to communicate with parents about their students’activities and achievements, families also need to inform school about students’ progress” (Raccah &Elyashiv, 2008). It is my goal when I communicate with parents, to goes beyond sharing information about students performance. I hope to foster a relationship in which information is shared on how to better enhance students achievements within the classrooms and outside of the classroom. When trying to establish effective parent teachers relationship, I hope to be able to discuss my students strengths and weaknesses openly, share vital information about curriculum in which the concepts are shared with hope that parents will reinforce the skills in the home. It is my goal that my parents feel welcomed within my classroom.
According to Chad (2008), instructional grouping plays a very important role in the progress of students. In order for students to fully benefit from their education, teachers need to have whole group, small group and individual lessons using the pertinent strategies. Students should also be able to select some of the activities that will
The students are responsible to their peers, teachers, parents, and school community, using educational time purposefully, intelligently, and productively. They should have the ability to collaborate with one another, teachers, parents and other community members. Students should know how to make their learning a contribution to their community. They need to be able to assume escalating responsibilities for securing resources and finding places where they can apply and further their learning. Demonstrating what they know and can do it in public settings and receive public feedback is important for them to be able to do.