Positive role modelling by staff to encourage the pupils to use good manners, treat each other respectfully and to positively interact with each other. Carpet-time, school councils and journals are used to help children voice their opinions and
Summary The authors of Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises by Terrence E. Deal and Kent D. Peterson (Deal and Peterson) discuss recent thoughts about organizational -culture and change. They also discuss ideas and strategies on how schools that are experiencing low morale and student achievement can improve. Deal and Peterson discuss ideas that could help administrators in improving their school’s culture and achieving change. The authors outline many strategies school leaders can use to transform schools from a negative climate to one. Obviously, doing so, is most beneficial for staff, students and the community the school serves.
1.1. Explain why effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Communication is important in developing relationships with children and young people because having positive relationships with the people we interact with makes our daily lives easier and more productive. In an educational environment maintaining positive relationships opens up opportunities for good communication, it gives us confidence in our ability and an understanding of our environment. Accepting shared responsibility by knowing what our role is and what’s expected of us is very important, following recognised procedure and understanding shared values all promote good relationships.
In some cases, if the children do not understand a rule (this could be down to the way the rule is worded) then staff must discuss them regularly during class and assembly time so that the pupils can remember them. Children who display a good following of the code of conduct should be recognised. Children who show good behaviour in class are usually rewarded with an achievement sticker or older pupils could get rewarded with things like a longer amount of Golden Time for example. If
If lessons are catered to the children in your class it is more likely to captivate them and be more fun because it’s based on their interests and makes learning easier. This could be in a form of playing games, group discussions or independent work to stimulate lesson and make them more interesting. . Identify and obtain the information required to support learning activities.5 1.5 Information required to support learning activities includes: * Relevant school curriculum and age-related expectations of pupils * The teaching and learning resources required * Own role in supporting learning activities * And additional needs of the children involved. Before carrying out activities, you will need to have an awareness of the curriculum and stage at which pupils are at.
Positive relationships enable information to be communicated far more effectively. Working in a school this will benefit pupils when you are dealing with parents or carers as they will be more willing to get involved in the child or young person’s education and care. Building and maintaining positive relationships and effective communication with pupils will help them know and understand what is expected of them and acceptable boundaries. In order to develop positive relationships with children, young people and adults effective communication is vital. To effectively communicate we must: • think consciously (everyone is an individual) • explain (be clear, use appropriate language) • listen actively ( occasional nods and eye contact) • be true to our word (say what you mean, mean what you say) • recall (repeat snippets of what has been said to you) • have empathy (non-bias understanding of others situations) • clarify and question (ask the other party if they understand what you have said ) • body language (your own and reading the other persons) Not putting the above skills into practice will create barriers to effective communication and positive
I myself think that it helps for students’ motivation and confidence. The question is what kind of praising we should use. Should we emphases on their intelligence or the efforts they put in work? Believe it or not, this can affect their performance in school. I really like the idea of the author that there are two kinds of mind-set: fixed mind-set and growth mind-set.
However, face to face interaction can encourage max participation and increase learning in a proper setting. In some cases, there might be programs that require hands on instruction and demonstration, which is more easily achieved in a classroom setting versus online education (Tracy E Dickinson, eHow Contributor). Unlike online classes, you have immediate feedback from students and professors with traditional learning. The clarity of assignments is better because there is no room for misinterpretation. Also, attending a traditional classroom will allow the student to have access to a structured environment which could lead to better grades.
Students in grades kindergarten through twelve should be required to wear uniforms because it creates school unity, is safer, and it helps students develop a higher self-esteem. School uniforms makes students feel more connected with their school and classmates creating school unity. When students pay more attention to what name brands their peers are or are not wearing, the school becomes segregated making the poor students seem as outcasts. However, "when the emphasis is off fashion," students become united as one and are able to focus more on learing ("Wear a School Uniform"). Wearing school colors can make a student feel more proud of their school.
If that is the case, here are a few pros and cons you should keep in mind. PROS * Experts believe that children who wear school uniforms do better academically. This is due to a myriad of reasons, including not wasting time in the morning getting ready, lack of distractions, and a more formal studying environment. * School uniforms may significantly reduce peer pressure. With students not having to worry about their looks, fitting in not longer becomes the main worry in kid's lives.