There are some benefits of pre-referral process, it provides a forum for the teacher, parents and other team members to talk about student and his/hers needs. Also it improves communication between teacher and parents by involving families in the process. Another benefit is that it gives teachers a choice of strategies
They foster relationship with children during school tours and visits. Parent-teacher relationship is strengthened when parents get involved with transition practices. Teachers personally contact parents to attend informal sessions, school visit and also provide them with information they need to help their children cope, adapt and have a positive transition to formal schooling. Preschools plan and work with key players like primary schools to ensure that classes created are with a balance of different children’s
Children’s interest in learning to talk begins with this. They learn to be responsive through these talks from parents. So just by talking and chatting to their children, parents make the communication and language progress smooth. In addition to this when parents start sharing books with their children, the path to reading skills progresses. So, it is very essential to share children’s development information with parents and to encourage them constantly to be the important part of their child’s
However I do know that when a student is being assessed the teacher is not only learning about the student behaviors however that teacher is also learning about themselves and their behaviors (The Young Child Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight, n.d). When I am working with children this process have taught me to do more assessments and therefore I will be able to learn the child and know specific what the students are capable of doing and I would be able to provide materials and strategies according to their skills and they will be more effective with excellent
In this way, the authors are guiding teachers into meaningful activities that will develop a mutual respect among the teachers, students, and their families. The authors’ second approach identifies “engaging families in supporting learning at home.” The authors suggest reading journals between the teacher and the family that encourage the family to help their student to learn to read and write. In these journals, the family would describe the activities done at home and the teacher would provide feedback and guidance. The article makes it clear that these journals should focus on academic and not any behavioral or discipline issues. The authors’ final recommendation involves “addressing cultural differences.” The article mentions multiple ways that the teacher could connect with students and their families, including; sharing maps of their neighborhoods and discussing their daily routines, reading cultural text that relate to their setting, and sharing photographs and artifacts.
Collaboration takes place when associates work together to help students achieve positive results in the classroom. This may be lesson planning with the special needs child in mind or two equally qualified individuals working together in a group or class. (Friend & Cook) (1992, p. 6 - 28) a few characteristics of successful collaborations are based on mutual goals, sharing accountability for outcomes and sharing resources The types of collaborations that you might find in an early childhood setting are typical community resources, there are many nonprofit early education programs that meet the needs of students and are budget approved, one example of community resource is Head Start, a Preschool education program and community resource. The advantages of collaboration are utilization of specialists to assist children and families, availability of resources, funding from other sources as well as implementing consensus building methods. (pg269).
Social and emotional development plays a big part in school success and is supported as they play and interact with other children and adults (Jaruszewicz, 2013, sec. 1.3). Each of the interest areas will be clearly defined, has the necessary materials displayed, and because the room is so spacious as the teacher I will able to view the different areas simultaneously. “The aim of these resources is to give teachers ways to integrate the "what, why, and how" consistently across the curriculum” (Jaruszewicz, 2013, sec. 2.3).
As a teacher, it is my responsibility to share information on the development of the child and have a clear and constant flow of dialogue with the family. This will enable both parties to deal with any issues that may arise within the family, school or community. It also my belief that parents should have an active part in their child’s learning and be able to lend a hand whenever necessary, and having open communication with them will allow this transparency and connection between home and school. The community is vital in ensuring that the facilities around the community and school is appropriate for the different children and families to live in and grow. A very good example of this successful collaboration is the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy.
They are as follows; teamwork, planning, community involvement and parental involvement. For a school to be completely inclusive these four aspects have to be evident and work together in harmony. It is my belief that parental involvement is of vital importance within a school, as it empowers the parents themselves to undertake their own role as a primary educator. This would mean that dialogue between students, teachers and parents would be easily accessible. Teamwork is an aspect in life that everyone will experience at some stage.
Much research, strategy and policy on home-school relationships has focused on the relationship between parents and schools. This is particularly seen in the strong current focus on improving parental engagement in children’s learning, which is a significant factor in children’s educational achievement. Homeschooling lets your children to learn without the time limit and lets them to explore everything that they like, whenever they want, as
Social and emotional learning and development for students is promoted through the Kids Helpline in “four main social and emotional competencies which include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making” (Kids Helpline, 2016). The Kids Helpline addressed to schools ways where they can achieve social and emotional development for their students. Firstly providing students with direct information forms the kids helpline in regards to the four main social and emotional competencies. Secondly they support teachers who co-facilitated the sessions to integrate the information learned into their curriculum with a key focus on social and emotional learning. Lastly they provide session booklets, topics, and informative resources which can be given to parents who can then use the knowledge at
The philosophy is to provide an excellent environment to children. The program emphasis social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. By doing this interview, I can know more about Candy’s background, reasonability, and educational value in her professional career path. She shares her experiences and difficulties when she starts her work. She also provides information about create curriculum, activity, and interact with family.
IDEA OR PRACTICE BEING USED: The district worked collaboratively with teachers to develop personalized learning for all educators to help with using new technology in their classroom. Educators were given an opportunity to teach learning sessions about something they feel they do well or choose learning sessions relevant to where they were with the ease of using technology using the SAMR model. Teachers could also create a TEPS project that involves exploring an educational project that can improve the classroom, and they earn graduate hours. Domain and Understanding that the ideas addresses: Domain III: Systems for Capacity Building Understanding: 0005 Understand how to use professional development for staff, faculty, and self, to promote lifelong learning and the success of all student