Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers. Emphasis around Vygotsky’s theory will explain the basis of social interaction facilitating learning with the benefit of good communication (Eggen & Kauchak, 2010). Thirdly, teachers must develop high level of written and verbal communication skills. This will develop good relationships between the teacher, student and family leading to proper educational practices that will improve student’s overall outcomes will enhance their literacy skill. Finally, educators with effective communication skills prove an ability to adapt teaching methods to suit the needs of students they are supporting (Kearns, 2012), and with appropriate delivery of good communication, student learning increases.
Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom. The more you know about children's academic, social, and emotional development, the more able you will be to meet their needs. Information about how well the children are progressing helps you to plan your teaching. You want the children in your care to feel successful and confident, but you also want to offer experiences that will help them to develop further. In addition, through initial screening and by checking the children's progress, you can identify those children who need special help or who face extra
Establish good relationships with children, acting as good role and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. Encourage and promote self-esteem and independence. Provide feedback to children in relation to progress and achievement. SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER Assist with the planning of learning activities under the direction and guidance of the class teacher. Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
By becoming a member of our Patrick Henry PTA you can become an important part of helping to ensure that these plans become a reality. The PTA works to enhance our student’s educational experience by sponsoring enrichment programs and social events, along with support for our classrooms through the purchase of select supplies and equipment, as well as providing an opportunity for parental/guardian involvement and enhanced communication between parents and school staff. Your participation is the key to our success. We invite you to get involved and be an important part of this educational experience. Studies have shown that parents who are active in their child’s education can improve schoolwork, test scores, and behavior.
EARLY CHILDHOOD PEDAGOGY The term pedagogy refers to the holistic nature of early childhood educators’ professional practice (especially those aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships), curriculum decision-making, teaching and learning. When educators establish respectful and caring relationships with children and families, they are able to work together to construct curriculum and learning experiences relevant to children in their local context. These experiences gradually expand children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Educators’ professional judgements are central to their active role in facilitating children’s learning. In making professional judgements, they weave together their: • professional knowledge and skills • knowledge of children, families and communities • awareness of how their beliefs and values impact on children’s learning • personal styles and past experiences.
Communicating About a Child's Progress Monitoring student's progress on objectives facilitates communication in the classroom, with parents, and with students. When data is summarized - and displayed in an understandable fashion - professionals may communicate more easily with families and with other service providers. Children may also receive praise and encouragement when their progress is shared with them. Demonstrating Accountability
This point has been supported by evidence derived from numerous publications, which suggest that parents generally know their child the best, and are the main educator in the child’s life (Essa, 2007). Thus it is imperative that early learning practitioners use their role to encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning, which can help to increase self-confidence in parenting and support feelings of belonging and inclusion in their child’s development. The implementation of partnership with parents as a part of my workshop plan provides additional resources for the nursery’s learning community (Eldridge, 2001), as knowledge gain from such interactions can allow early learning practitioners to gain greater understanding of family cultures, an increased appreciation of parental interest in helping their children and a deeper respect for parent’s time and abilities. Successful
They also can provide feedback for students on their strengths, allowing them to see for themselves where they need to make improvements. Teachers use rubrics to assess students, they make it much easier, more consistent, and objective. They also help teachers focus better on key concepts. By making a work model (rubric) for students to use students will be able to improve and increase knowledge students will acquire. Teacher can better justify student grades by using a rubric that clearly shows where the student rates according to the rubric.
Self-help skills: These are skills that you can teach in the classroom and that the parents can incorporate at home. Self-help skills are important because it teaches the children to do things for themselves, have a sense of independence, a sense of accomplishment when they learn a
The administration of my school work with the community partners to develop a climate that is welcoming to families and students. They acknowledge that our students have varying academic and nonacademic needs and try to connect students to supports that meet those needs. Support for family and community involvement begins with school administrators. Their willingness to recruit parents and community members for school tasks, to listen to other people's viewpoints, and to share decision making provides a necessary foundation for all school-family-community partnerships. Our principal is very supportive