Promoting Student Learning


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Promoting Student Learning

  1. 1. Promoting Student Learning By Jameka Johnson, Jamaris Young, & Alana White SPE/578 May 19, 2014 Terry McGovern, Instructor
  2. 2. Strategies for Promoting Collaboration Between Stakeholders Communication is an important way to promote collaboration between stakeholders, especially parents and teachers. Three ways to communicate: ● One-way communication ● Two-way communication ● Communication through technology
  3. 3. Topics Relating to Effective Collaboration to Promote Student Learning ❖ Classroom Management ❖ Teacher Collaboration ❖ Student Relationships ❖ Family Relationships ❖ School Relationships ❖ Community Relationships
  4. 4. Classroom Management Classroom management focuses on promoting and teaching responsible student behavior. When students act responsibly: ● Students are more responsive ● There are fewer distractions ● There is more cooperation
  5. 5. Teacher Collaboration Collaborative teaching provides opportunities for instructors to work together with students and for the benefit of students. Some approaches to collaborative teaching are ● One Teach, One Observe ● One Teach, One Assist ● Parallel Teaching ● Station Teaching ● Alternative Teaching ● Team Teaching
  6. 6. Student Relationships Positive student relationships with teachers can have long lasting influences for students’ academic and social development. Students that maintain positive relationships: ● will be able to attain higher levels of achievement ● will be trusting of teachers ● are less likely to avoid school and are more self-directed ● are more cooperative and are engaged in learning
  7. 7. Family Relationships Family involvement is imperative to the education of children and an important goal for schools. When families are involved in student learning: ● Students earn higher grades ● Students attend school more regularly ● Students complete more homework ● Students demonstrate more positive behaviors
  8. 8. Strategies for Involving Parents & Families The following strategies can be adopted when schools plan for parent involvement: -Look to overcome time and resource constraints; -Provide information and training to parents and school staff; -Restructure schools to support family involvement; -Bridge school-family differences;
  9. 9. School Relationships School relationships have a major influence on student learning. School relationships are shaped by many factors: ● The school’s espoused goals and values ● The principal’s leadership style ● The faculty’s teaching and discipline methods ● The policies regarding grading and tracking ● The inclusion or exclusion of students and parents in the planning and decision-making processes
  10. 10. Community Relationships A key difference between high-and low-achieving children is how and with whom they spend their time outside of school. When community groups and schools develop educational community partnerships positive results include: ● Upgraded school facilities ● Improved school leadership and staffing ● Higher quality learning programs for students ● New resources and programs to improve teaching and curriculum ● Resources for after-school programs and family supports ● Increased social and political capital of participants
  11. 11. References ● Graham-Clay, S. (2005). “Communicating with parents: Strategies for teachers.” The School Community Journal, 15, pp 117-129. Retrieved from ● Henderson, A. T., & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family and community connections on student achievement (Research Synthesis). Austin, TX: National ● Henderson, A. T., Johnson, V., Mapp, K. L., & Davies, D. (2007). Beyond the bake sale: The essential guide to family/school partnerships. New York, NY: New Press. ● Friend, M. Cook, L. (2000) Interactions: Collaboration Skills for School Professionals. Retrieved from ● Kyle, P. Roigen, L. (2004) Opportunities and options in classroom management. Classroom Management: Supportive Strategies. National Association of School Psychologist. Retrieved from ● Kaufman, S.R. (2014) Improving Students' Relationships with Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Improving. Retrieved from (1997) Family Involvement in Children’s Education.
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