Today schools and our community are preparing parenting workshops. This is a great resource to use, here they will teach the parents how to discipline children strategically inform parents of child abuse prevention, nutrition, mutual respect and power of engorgement. There is a program I wish to support as a teacher it’s called Choices for Children this program allows both Hispanic and Caucasian parents to be more aware of all the resources of education for parents. It is important to educate parents so that they can educate their children.
If parents and teacher come together they can stop this. There are different programs that can parents be more involved in school like PTA and parent tutoring. Volunteering in the class room will elevate the level of confidence in children and help form a bond between parents and teachers. This will help to avoid children to stay out of trouble and encourage children to do better in school A parent volunteering can change the life of a child.
I truly believe that what a parent dose at home with their children can make them highly successful or create a natural disaster. Parents need to spend quality time helping with home work or find a quiet place to talk about the how their child’s day was. It is important to provide a special and comfortable place to speak to kids. As a teacher I will implement a data worksheet that will provide an observation of every child in my class room this worksheet will also inform parent of their children’s best interest and what they need to work on. This sheet will also have homework for mom and dad to do with the student. I will also work on setting goals for students and parents and motivate them to learn along with their children.
Family Involvement: <br />A Key Component of Student Success The term “parent involvement” is used to describe participation by a child’s primary caretaker(s) – whether that is a single mom, two parents, grandparents, foster parents, or an older sibling. More broadly, many parent involvement programs also address the needs of the entire family and include younger siblings and others’ roles in creating school success<br />
WhereTheProblemBegins<br /><ul><li>The National Institute for Literacy stated that parents who had a high school diploma volunteered in school only 26.7% of the time and only 54% of parents how had a professional degree volunteered in school.
No matter the level of education of parents they are not getting involved in school enough. </li></li></ul><li>Joyce Epstein developed a frame work for defining <br />six different types of parent’s involvement.<br />First parenting: <br /><ul><li>Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
Parent education and other courses or training for parents (e.g., GED, college credit, family literacy).
Family support programs to assist families with health, nutrition, and other services.
Home visits at transition points to pre-school, elementary, middle, and high school. (Epstein 1997-2000)</li></ul>Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the activity of raising a child rather than the biological relationship. <br />.“Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be.” David Bly<br />
Communication<br /><ul><li>Design effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications about school programs and children's progress.
Conferences with every parent at least once a year.
Language translators to assist families as needed.
Regular schedule of useful notices, memos, phone calls, newsletters, and other
communications. . (Epstein 1997-2000)</li></ul>Communication is the largest opportunity between parents and teachers. The 1999 when the census was conducted only 39.8% of both mothers and father attended a meeting, 29.4% attended a conference .<br />
Twoexamples of comunication<br />Teachers! Communicationisneededdailynotjustwhenthestudentis in trubleorwhensomethingisneeded. Let stop talkingtoco-workers and starttakingtoparents. <br />Exampleof onineffectiveparent-teacherConference: thereistensionbetweenthetwoadults and they are botheangry<br />Hereis a sinerioof goodconferenceCommunicationbetweentheteacher and parentisgreat and fluent. <br />
Volunteering<br /><ul><li>Gather and organize a group of parents help and support.
Introduceparents to volunteer program to help teachers, administrators, students, and other parents.
Parent room or family center for volunteer work, meetings, and resources for families.
Annual postcard survey to identify all available talents, times, and locations of volunteers. . (Epstein 1997-2000)</li></ul> According to the National Center for Educational statics, School-aged children are more likely to get mostly A’s, to enjoy school, and to participate in extracurricular activity, and are less likely to have ever repeat a grade and to have ever been suspended or mothers have high levels of involvement in their school.<br />
Teacherdon’tfeelintimidatedorafraidbyparentslet’sinvite parentsinsideourclassroomitsgoodforus as a teachers and goodforthem as a parents. Thebestof allisthattogetherwecan make a hugedifferce a in childlife.<br />
Learning at Home<br /><ul><li>Provide information and ideas to families about how to help students at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning.
Information for families on skills required for students in all subjects at each grade.
Information on homework policies and how to monitor and discuss schoolwork at home.
Family participation in setting student goals each year and in planning for college or work. . (Epstein 1997-2000)k
Orjustfamili time</li></li></ul><li>Decision making<br /><ul><li>Include parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and representatives.
Active PTA/PTO or other parent organizations, advisory councils, or committees for parent leadership and participation.
Independent advocacy groups to lobby and work for school reform and improvements.
Networks to link all families with parent representative. (Epstein 1997-2000)
Inform parents of all PTA meeting what they are good for and insist and motivate them to make decision for their school.</li></li></ul><li>Collaborating with the community: <br /><ul><li>Identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.
Information for students and families on community health, cultural, recreational, social support, and other programs/services.
Information on community activities that link to learning skills and talents, including summer programs for students. . (Epstein 1997-2000)
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