However even simple factors such as giving specific rather than general praise, showing interest in things their child shows interest in and establishing routines that promote health, well being and regular study still do make a difference in the way that children view school and learning and the value they hold to their working relationship with teachers. Parents can help the school and their children develop is supporting homework expectations attending open days and parents evenings. Homework is set by teachers when they feel it necessary to check the understanding of what was taught in the lesson, or to expand their knowledge further. If parents are there to support, help and encourage this to be completed it creates a positive learning environment and teaches organisational and study skills that will stay with the child(ren) for life.
Under NCLB parent are to be provide with opportunities to engage in their children’s education. Parents are to be provided information predominately in their home language and schools are also required to hold meetings that specifically address the need of the English Language Learner. Schools parent involvement plans must provide activities that provide ELL parents with training that will help to build open communication between parents and schools (Tekin, 2011, Bower & Griffin, 2011). The no child left behind law also regulated larger school districts to develop family centers that provides parents with training(tekin,2011). The family centers were created to foster home school partnerships along with early literacy programs to increase students’ academic achievement (Tekin,2011).
“ In fact, surveyed school leaders with a school uniform or formal dress code policy in place believe that their current policy has made a significant, positive impact on peer pressure (86%) and bullying (64%),” says the article, “National Survey School Leaders Reveals 2013 Uniform Trends”. The quote shows that by wearing school uniforms, students are able to uphold their self-confidence as they feel less likely to be intimidated, feel as though they are being judged by another person, or abuse them as all the students would be wearing the same kind of outfits. Those who disagree might say, by wearing school uniforms, students lose their uniqueness and continue to lose their confidence slowly, and will always try to look like other peers around them. Another point of view is, even though students may not be able to express themselves through wearing whatever type of clothes they chose to wear, students can still express their individuality through hairstyles and accessories such as hair clips, belts, necklaces, or earrings. In fact, “School Uniform Statistics: 23 Facts on Pros and Cons” acknowledges, “In the same survey, 54% of students said that having to wear a uniform didn’t compromise their identity…”
The AAP(American Academy of Pediatrics) states that recess is a crucial part of education. Recess is a step towards a better education. Everyone knows that being fit is great for physical health, but did you know it also contributes to your cognitive state? Several studies have shown that fitter children do better in school compared to their not as fit peers.
Starting off with negative part of homeschooling. There aren 't many negative stuff about it but the main negative point is that students who are homeschooled would have less communication with friends and more with family member, which is good and bad at the same time. There are many positive things about homeschooling. Some advantages of homeschooling is academic achievements, implications on social development, leadership, community involvement, parent determining the curriculum and their children 's schooling schedule, create strong bonds with their children, adapt teaching methods best suiting how their children learn, spend extra time with their children on difficult concepts and move ahead after children master a subject or concept, provide religious and ethical instruction for their children, protect or shelter children from school violence, drugs, and other negative behaviors children in public schools frequently encounter, provide their children with the personal interaction that teachers in large classrooms are not able to provide, Spend extra time helping their children develop any special talents they possess, including musical, athletic, etc, enjoy spending more time with their children, assist their children during adolescence and other trying times and my favorite is to take their children on vacations when public school is still in session. Also, that the impact of homeschooling in this manner often improves emotional and psychological development in children.
Caring relationships that instill a value in education, and that high expectations might be the most important form of capital parents need to be effectively involved and students to be academically successful (Vongprateep, 2015). If parents and students feel supportive and engaged we hope this will transfer over to student engagement and school performance, thus parents will take an active role in their child’s education. How do we help parents and student have not had successful interactions with school and have been disengaged? Parents and students, due to school issues, have had a negative experience at school that involved dealing with law enforcement and face legal process. They often see the school as the enemy; both parent and students disengage and are not actively evolved.
Gale indicates that a student 's social context can determine 70% of their level of success in education. Only the remaining 30% is determined by other factors such as the quality of teaching that they receive. He states that for some students, coming to school is like “entering a different world”. Therefore, teachers need to make a particular effort to help students from lower socio-economic backgrounds access the contents of their virtual schoolbag, and make use of their cultural capital. One way that a teacher can ensure that the cultural capital of all students is recognised, understood, and valued is by fostering a strong home-school connection with the families of all students (Ewing, 2013.
Educational leaders, such as school principals, were primarily responsible for everyday operations of a school. However, their responsibility would eventually grow to include involvement in community service, developing data analysis skills for student assessment, and mediating between the shared concerns of all stakeholders. As a result of these changes in administrative duties, educational leaders must hire teachers that are prepared to work in the schools with culturally diverse students and provide learning opportunities that increase teachers’ cultural sensitivity towards their students, student families, and other stakeholders (Council of Chief State Officers, 2015). Waddell (2013) found that pre-service teachers are unfamiliar with the cultural values or the lifestyles of children from low-income families and may even harbor a negative opinion of how these students and their families think about education. Therefore, teacher college preparatory programs, along with professional development opportunities, must develop curriculum that involves preparing pre-service and in-service teachers for working with diverse student populations, their families, and the community.
EFFECTS OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS INTRACTION ON DELOPMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDENTS IN MIANWALI 1.1 Introduction: The importance of good parent-teacher relationships has been well documented. Research has shown that parent involvement in education benefits not only the child but also the parents and teachers (Eldridge, 2001). The function of a good parent-teacher relationship is much more than just like a vehicle for status reports from teacher to parents on a child’s performance.
The net result is less wasted instructional time and a simplified way of timeline management. It also gives parents a good idea of how their children are doing as compared to students across the country and locally. This can also allow students’ progress to be tracked over the years. However, when this test is as a tool or indicator to evaluate education performance and to have some sort of accountability for schools and teachers. The problem arises when teachers have "added" pressure of making sure everyone succeeds because of these tests on top of the normal stress and pressure of educating their students.
In addition, the more parents are involved in their children 's learning, the more significant are the achievement effects. The Center for Public Education (CPE) ("Center for Public Education," 2011) reports National survey data which shows that attending school meetings or events is the leading form of parent participation in schools, followed by school fundraising activities. According to (Henderson & Mapp, 2002), attending parent conferences, open houses and other types of school functions provide an exceptional type of parent engagement because these functions help parents to understand the school structure and get to know
A book about teenage brainiacs isn’t complete without a chapter dedicated to the SAT. As author Alexandra Robbins explained the history and composition of the test, she also shared with readers different types of learning methods students use to absorb what they are taught in the classroom. Two of these methods included the surface achieving method and the deep approach. The first focuses on the memorization of facts while the latter pertains to truly understanding the subject. “The study found that the higher-scoring students were those who used the surface and achieving approaches, while the lower-scoring students were more likely to use the deep approach, their love of learning unrewarded by the SAT” (Robbins 291).