This allows teachers to do a better job teaching the child, giving them a better opportunity for success (Heffer). The support of a parent is the single most important factor in predicting success in school for young children (Bourquin). Parents who make it a point to get involved with the child’s education are communicating the importance of education to their child (Heffer). There are a variety of ways in which a parent can get involved. This can range from at home help and encouragement with homework, attending athletic ... ... middle of paper ... ...e parents explaining what is going on in the classroom and upcoming events that parents can attend.
Academic Effects of Active Parental Involvement Findings demonstrate that parent involvement in a child’s learning is positively related to their achievement. The first teachers of our children are the adults in the home. This is where the children learn their attitudes and values that are engraved in them for the remainder of their lives. When families as a whole participate, in children’s education in positive ways, there are noticeable changes in the child’s test scores, attendance records, quality of work, attitudes and behavior, graduation rates, and the amount that enroll in higher education. The level of involvement is often questioned by the parents; however, research suggests that “the more intensively parents are involved in their children’s learning, the more beneficial are the achievement effects” (Cotton and Wikelund, 2002, p. 2).
“And public opinion recognizes that after parental involvement, teacher quality, and class size make the biggest difference in how much students learn”(Weaver, Reg 2003). This long process of getting parents involved in the school systems has been going on since 1857, and will continue as long as needed be. “Helping young parents understand how they can help their children by reading to them and staying involved in their academic lives makes a huge difference”(Weaver, Reg 2003). Getting the teachers involved in the school doesn’t have to deal all with the government, but it has to deal with just the parents and teachers communicating better with each other. When the teachers ar... ... middle of paper ... ...the students are benefitted when the parents and teachers work together through online communication, and the help the students receives through this process.
There are many benefits to teachings having a good relationship with the student’s family, guardian, or parents. Teachers should begin the school year with building positive relationships with the student’s families. In the book it mentions that there is ongoing research that indicates the benefits of family involvement in children’s education. Some of these benefits mentioned were children earning higher grades, tend to have better attendance, have higher rates of homework completion, and are more motivated and have positive attitudes towards school. Through the reading it also emphasizes on the increase in family involvement in children’s education will result in a decrease in students participating in substance abuse and violence.
Giving parents the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom is a benefit for teachers, parents, and children. The teacher is able to illustrate the classroom activities while the parent is in the classroom. Any ideas or questions that the parent may have at the end of the session could provide innovative ideas that the teacher could implement in the curriculum. Children are able to see their parents participate in their educational studies which motivates students to improve their behavior and achieve higher grades which in turn could lead to better opportunities in career and personal life. As a parent, being involved in the life of your child’s education could inspire children to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, etc.
It is important to note that teacher do not feel that they have the skills to teach all children and are not always in favour of inclusion. In particular I have looked at children with diversity and emotional and social difficulties. Then there are many strategies that can be used to overcome their barriers to learning. With these put in place it is to ensure inclusive practice. This has influenced my pedagogy because I know that any extra support with benefit all and there is no separate knowledge base.
For those less fortunate kids that do not have supportive parents or appropriate supervision at home, after school programs give those children a chance to receive constructive attention from a mentor. Because I feel these programs are so beneficial, I am very interested in the further spread of after school programs among public schools nationwide. However, the progress of the elementary mentoring must begin one school district at a time. After school programs can potentially decide the direction of many elementary age students? futures, as well as the communities in which they live.
Research shows that children do better in school when parents talk often with teachers and become involved. Kids whose parents interact with teachers usually get higher grades and test scores, develop positive attitudes about school, and are better behaved. Parents and teachers need to communicate on a regular basis, not just at parent/teacher conferences. But sometimes, a parent doesn’t know just how to go about getting involved or how to make that positive connection with the teacher and/or school. So, where do you start?
I think by encouraging and praising a child you can get them to accomplish a lot of things. I also think a child should be taught the difference between right and wrong. They don’t know on their own and will never learn if they are not taught. By punishing them or by not letting them participate with the others you can show them when they are doing something they are not a loud to do. The way I look at education is this: life is hard enough with an education.
Working with children in the early childhood stage, patience and kindness are two characteristics a teacher must possess. If children in that age range do not feel safe and comfortable they will not be receptive to anything. With any line of work it is true that things do not always good as planned, but that is especially true with teaching. A teacher must open minded during these times, they must be able to improvise and keep things moving as if nothing has gone wrong. Many of these characteris... ... middle of paper ... ...therings, such as holiday parties, for the classroom families would also be hosted so that families can get to know one another and bound.