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  1. 1. Developing positive relationships with parents Presented by: Bernardina de los Santos
  2. 2. What is positive relationships? • Developing positive relationships with the people is the main key to a happy and calm environment. Without a positive and supportive attitude there will be no trust and honesty between our self, parents and the children.
  3. 3. CONTINUATION!!! • According to Melon (2012) Communicating in the right way will show others that you are able to talk to them about any aspects of your role as a teaching assistant or show them that you are willing to take on any task within that role. Forming close relationships with the other practitioners will help to inform each other of any worries or concerns that one of you may have regarding a child.
  4. 4. Developing positive relationship with: •Students •Parents and •Teachers
  5. 5. Relationship with the Students According to H. Richard Milner IV (2011) There are five ways in which we can have a good relationships with our students: 1. Interview Your Students: This strategy suggests that teachers engage in conversations with students themselves to learn from and about them. Teachers can then incorporate this learning into the class curriculum and teaching.
  6. 6. Continuation!!! 2. Give assignments that allow students to share their experiences and interests: In language arts, assignments might include journal writing or essay writing. In social studies, assignments might include family history projects or local community-studies projects. 3. Encourage classroom discussions that let students be the center of attention: Teachers should not always be at the center of discussions but should allow students to share events and experiences from home and their community. 4. Attend extracurricular activities featuring your students: It means something to students when teachers take time out of their schedules to visit an activity they are involved in. 5. Visit a site in your students’ community: When teachers immerse themselves in a student’s community, they get a first-hand view of the student’s life outside the learning environment. .
  7. 7. Relationships with parents: • Is very important that as teachers we build a good relationship with our student’s parents. They can be our best friends or our worst enemy. The following four tips by Derrick Meador (2014 ) can help us build quality solid relationships with parents. • 1. Build Their Trust: The first step to building their trust is simply letting them know you on a more personal level. If a parent can relate to you, then the communication and trust between you will likely be solid. • 2. Listen to Them: Listening to them is just as powerful as explaining your side. You will find more times than not the frustration is not with you, but instead with their child, and they simply need to vent. • 3. Communicate Often: communication between parents and teachers are important, for the development of our children. • 4. Document Every Communication: A parent could claim that you never talked to them about it, but if you have it documented that you did four times throughout the year, the parent has no basis for their claim.
  8. 8. Relationships between teachers I personally, believe that teachers’ relationships with each other is important. A good school is composed of good quality teachers. If the school lack unit staff the children will be dishonest and their performance will be greatly affected. “Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.” Robert M. Hutchins 2013) Reasons why I had always believed that a good relationship between co-workers is the key to a successful children and school.
  9. 9. There are things we should avoid in away to have a good relationship with each other. • Do not talk about or discuss your co-workers with your students. • Do not engage in conversation or discuss your co-workers with a parent. • Do not talk about or discuss your co-worker with other co- workers. • Do not isolate yourself on a regular basis. • Avoid being confrontational or combative. • Avoid starting, spreading, or discussing gossip and hearsay about parents, students, and/or co-workers. • Avoid being critical of your co-workers. Derrick Meador ( 2014)
  10. 10. Eleven things to keep in mind when trying to build positive relationships with faculty and staff members at school: • 1 Encourage and show kindness and humility -- Never let an opportunity to show kindness or encouragement to others to pass. • 2. Be happy – Every day you go to work, you need to make a choice to be happy. Making a choice to be happy on a day to day basis will make people around you more comfortable on a day to day basis. Don’t dwell on negatives and maintain a positive attitude. • 3. Refuse to engage in gossip or hearsay -- Don't allow gossip to rule your life. In the workplace, morale is vitally essential. Gossip will tear apart a staff faster than anything else. Do not engage in it and nip it in the bud when it is presented to you. • 4. Let the water roll off your back –Don’t let negative things said about you get under your skin. • 5.Collaborate with your peers – Collaboration is vitally essential among teachers.
  11. 11. Continuation!!! • 6. Watch what you say to people -- How you say something counts for just as much as what you say. • 7. If you make a promise, you better be prepared to keep it -- If you intend to make promises, you had better be prepared to keep them, no matter what the cost. • 8. Learn about others’ outside interests -- Find a common interest that you have with others (e.g. grandchildren, sports, movies, etc.) and spark a conversation. • 9. Be open-minded -- Do not get into arguments. Discuss things with people rather than argue.
  12. 12. Cont!!! • 10. Understand that some peoples’ feelings are hurt easier than others -– Humor can bring people together, but it can also tear people apart. • 11. Don’t worry about accolades -- Do your best. It's the best you can do. Let others see your work ethic, and you will be able to take pride and pleasure in a job well done.
  13. 13. Conclusion • In my opinion a good relationship with our students, parents, and co-workers is the center of a healthy life and a happy environment. Good relationships help us to prosper in anything we do, in our work place, in our relationship with our students, and friend. It also help us to be more happy and successful with our students. Is significant to remember that what we do in the present will affect our, and others people future. This is a nice video that helped teacher to have a better relationship with parents. By: Megan Olivia Hall at TEDxBurnsvilleED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kin2OdchKMQ
  14. 14. Reference Aquilar, E. (2011) Twenty tips for developing positive relationships with parents. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/20-tips-developing-positive-relationships- parents-elena-aguilar Millner, R. (2011) Five Easy Ways to Connect with Students. http://hepg.org/hel- home/issues/27_1/helarticle/five-easy-ways-to-connect-with-students_492 Melon,111177 (2012).Explain why communications is important in developing positive relationships with children, young, people and adults. http://www.studymode.com/essays/Explain-Why-Communications-Is- Important-In-988248.html Meador, D (2014) Tips for effective parent and teacher communication. http://teaching.about.com/od/pd/a/Parent-And-Teacher-Communication.htm Mitchell, M (2013) Awe-Inspiring Quotes for Teachers and Parents Traverse the school year with inspiration. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201309/20-awe- inspiring-quotes-teachers-and-parents

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