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How parents and teachers schedule can improve student achievement

Posted by Admin

2017-08-14

How Parents And Teachers Schedule Can Improve Student Achievement

How Parent's And Teacher's Schedule Can Improve Student Achievement?

Education system has witnessed a great revolution for the past few years. With the inculcation of new technology and better classroom education, it has taken a high leap towards progress. But with the increasing advancement, a lot of demerits has also come with the package. Children depend on the technology for carrying out all their tough work for them. This addiction to the machines is making them lazy and making them sick. But with the greater involvement of parents, all these things could be taken care of. It is said that home is the first school and parents are the best teachers. According to some school of thoughts, teaching should only be carried out by the teacher, as the parents do not have time for doing it at home. See, this is the wrong attitude because parents can throw a great impression on the children and can shape their future in the way they want. According to specialists, parents should be an active partner with the teachers in learning and understanding process of the children. This is a shared responsibility which includes teachers, parents and children too. Many research results show that engaging parents can boost the attendance of the students, their behavior and achievements.

What does a successful parent's involvement in the learning process mean?

A successful parent partnership in the learning or teaching process can be defined as an active and continuous participation of a parent in the education of his or her children or child. Parents can show their interest in the studies of their children at home by reading with them, helping them with doing their homework and going to their school for discussing the upcoming events, by attending various functions and volunteering in various activities. Schools which receive positive response from the parents, engage them in activities, commune with those parents regularly, and comprise them into learning process.

Roadblocks to active parent's participation in the learning?

* Schools do not ask or approach for involving parents in the process of educating children because they do not think they can do that. Teachers think that the parents do not want to get involved whereas, the parents do not know to take part to improve learning.

* Knowing English has become mandatory for every single person these days. Some parents hesitate to go the school and get involved because they do not understand English. This is one of the biggest reason of disconnection between the parents.

* All working parents feel helpless and fail to incorporate themselves in the school activities. This is also a very big barrier and reason for communication gap between parents and teachers which can not be fulfilled.

* Some parents feel uncomfortable in comprising in the activities of the school and the reason behind this is, they do not how to get involved. This zone of discomfort can only be eliminated, when teachers help the parents in learning the ways to get involved in the activities of the school.

* Many teachers report that they are not sufficiently equipped or prepared involve parents in school activities, effectively. For getting over this barrier, schools have planned few visits of the parents to the school. The first visit focuses on establishing the sense of trust, while later visits give teachers and parents a chance to discuss ways in which parents can support students with the things they are learning in school.

What steps should be taken by the schools to nurture parents’ involvement in school?

The concept of successful involvement of parents in schools is far broader than the typical definitions of involvement. It not just based on the number of parents who attend the spaghetti dinner or volunteer at the book fair organized at school. Having parents sign reports cards is not them getting involved in the education of their child. Instead, real involvement only starts with a belief that student success is a shared interest of both school and family, consider parents as one of the partners in the learning process, and then identify such ways through that partnership can be activated.

Fostering Communication:-

A communication process can only be made effective by a two-way flow of information. There are many schools develop efficient structures for getting information from the parents-such as newsletters, Web sites, and press releases and other schools develop similar structures to ensure that feedback from parents is actively received.

Tailoring:-

Successful parent-involvement programs are usually developed in response to a specific need in the school or its community where they both are focused and flexible in fulfilling that need. A strategy that works in one school might give best results in another school. That is why each school needs to tailor the program according to the needs and the requirements of the children and parents.

Teach both parents and teachers:-

We have already mentioned that one thing that blocks the way parents from getting involved in the schools is their discomfort with schools. And that discomfort often begins when the parents do not know how to get involved in those activities. Schools should make a commitment to parents about helping them in learning a variety of ways to be involved. Second problem might arise from the side of the teachers, when they do not know how to approach the parents and inspire them to take part in the education of their children.

CONCLUSION:-

Parents are the key factor and a partner in their child's education and schools can get better consequences by using their support. To be sure, such relationships require a lot of efforts by from the side of the educators and parents both. Although success is not acquired easily, but the rewards are too great that one must try it. Each parent wants his or her child to get extraordinary grades and to learn quickly, but in order to do that, they should also get involve in the studies of their children and work for the helping them in getting better.