Teacher collaboration can support professional development in schools. The importance of teacher collaboration can strengthen school and build teachers’ knowledge. The article discusses the significance of teachers’ social networks, a network of social interactions and personal relationships for teaching and learning as well as educational change. Social networking assists teacher collaboration. Teachers are able to communicate and ask for advice, collaborate on ideas, or as for help. Teachers may also exchange resources or provide opportunities to build teacher
Over the past years, most studies on the educational success of a child have focused on the factors that are within the control of the child. They are factors that are directly caused by the child himself such as the level of motivation, discipline level, hard work and the company he keeps. Only a few researchers have focused on the role parents play in the determination of the success that children have in academics. Despite their role being obscure in the scholarly work, it is evident that the involvement of parents in a child’s education plays a significant in determining whether a child will succeed or not. While most scholars argue that a child’s education success is dependent on the level of hard work he or she puts in class, recent studies by different scholars point that a parent’s involvement in school plays a significant part in the education success of their children.
Collective research focusing on family-school partnerships provide an extensive examination of parent involvement. Smith et al., (2011) referred to parent involvement as school, family, and community partnerships for the purpose of shared expectations, responsibilities, interests, and correlating influences of family, school, and community. Epstein’s (2008) framework of parent involvement approached parent involvement typologies from an institutional perspective; the framework for this literature review was conducted with a parental perspective that may positively affect academic achievement among students in 6th – 12th grades attending high poverty, rural schools. An explanation of Epstein’s six categories of parent involvement follows:
learning and development as listening to the parent about their child is important as it will help the
Throughout life, various peers considered Participant A as a gifted child and frequently labeled as insightful beyond their age, in addition to being selfless, talented and loving. The family took interest on occasion to outdoor outings, camping, and parks. This would provide the opportunity to play openly outdoors and considered a joy for Participant A. This was part of childhood. Nature once again brought good feelings, play, curiosity, and joy with interesting, unique, and attractive natural beings. However, although away from public scrutiny, Participant A endured the impact of parental dependence on drinking, in addition to physical, verbal, and psychological mistreatment and abuse. This brought on a sense of needing to shield oneself
We chose three articles, which dealt with parental involvement at schools since we think that this subject is very relevant to us as teachers. Those articles were organized in a clear way. In addition, the ideas followed each other in a logical order. For example, in the article “Bringing Parents Back In: African American Parental Involvement, Extracurricular Participation, and Educational Policy”, the authors started with their theory and the goal of their study. Afterward, they explained what they did in the study and its results. Then, they analyzed and discussed them. Ultimately, they presented their conclusions from the study.
One of the common challenges among educators is effectively working with parents that have students with disabilities. In several cases there is a lack of communication or disconnect that hinders parent and teacher relationships; resulting in minimal communication that harms the child’s success. The article, “Guidelines for Successful Parent Involvement” by Kelli Staples and Jennifer Diliberto addresses several different techniques and methods for effectively working with parents of those students who have disabilities in the classroom. The authors not only bring in numerous research based examples regarding parent involvement, but provide multiple tips for involving parents in various classroom and school activities.
I didn't realize how hard parenting could be. So many times it's the hard part that teaches the greatest lesson. Or at least that is what I choose to believe or I am not sure I will make it out alive....
Parenting is one of the most important, demanding, and rewarding job that one can have; however, when it comes to occupational hazards, I think that parenting by far is the most difficult. There are so many outside influences that will interfere with parenting in comparison to any other job. For instance, the loss of a job, relationship problems, illness, death, poverty, social and economic status, cultural differences are all factors when it comes to parenting. I believe that I set a good example for my children by maintaining my standards and quality of parenting throughout. I have parented consistently through divorce, death, and financial hardship. My children have been through many struggles throughout their lives, but they know
Teachers need to increase understanding about how, and why, parents construct their involvement in different ways. Parental involvement may also vary because of differences in ethnic and cultural backgrounds between parents and teachers. I believe that supporting parental involvement requires knowledge by school's staff on how to involve parents in their children's education.
Now and then walking through the store I have seen a parent do something and suddenly I think how dangerous, annoying, or abusive. I would think they should not be a parent and I would have never done something like that and there should be a law against what they are doing. Licenses are used in our everyday lives, we need a license to drive, hunt, and serve liquor. Having children is not always a well thought out decision. Parenting might as well be considered one of today's most challenging and demanding jobs. Considering how important the job of being a parent is, you should be required to obtain a license to become a parent.
Excellent students come from authoritative parents, these students achieve academically and follow directions well. As a result of this students from authoritative parents rarely get themselves into trouble in school. Authoritative parents motivate their children, show high responsiveness to them, and meet all of the needs of their children. Everything that a child of authoritative parents needs in order to achieve in school is provided for them by their parents. For a student to do well in school it is a huge help for their parents to give the child what they need like school supplies, help with homework, discipline at home, and high expectations for the success of their child. Children need to receive positive response when they do something
Parental involvement in education is a vital essential for creating a cooperative environment for the student to thrive and succeed in. When a student knows that he or she is receiving support both inside and outside the school, the chances of that child becoming responsible for and active in their education are more likely. I know that there can be difficulties including parents for many reasons. Such parents may be too busy, uninterested or just feel helpless. However, as an educator, I will still have an obligation to reach out to these parents and assist them.
Parental involvement in their child 's studies is very important on how the child will pursue their education. Based on a systematic review of recent literature, “The key is not that the source of additional student support comes from a specific entity, but that students benefit significantly when there is an individual, encouraging and expecting the child to be academically successful.” As a teacher at any level I would encourage my students to pick their parents ' brains for knowledge. Email students ' parents on good grades that their child is making and keep the encouragement. These are the steps to help pave the way to the first objective on the SEDL’s list, which is, “creating a welcoming environment that fosters family-school