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When the lines of communication are kept open, the parent-teacher relationship should remain a positive one. What happens when something goes wrong. 11 years of teaching has helped me raise my 7 year old son and raising Informed Teachers Make Concerned Parents: The Symbiotic Relationship Teachers who are parents, need to respect the teacher who works with. With your child in school, you become part of a symbiotic relationship with your child's teacher, a relationship probably created more by.
No child or person for that matter enjoys being scolded. Try to limit shouting as much as possible. The point can easily be reached with a stern voice and appropriate facial expressions that show emotion.
This obviously goes to raising a hand as a parent too Wherever possible, even after a child has done something "wrong", make sure to add something positive at the end of the discussion. For example, "I understand you've made a mistake, but I believe this experience doesn't define you. You are capable of doing better.
The child shouldn't believe that this action has affected your opinion of them as a person. You don't have to understand them to support them. All feelings are good, we just need to help them express them in productive ways.
Other parents want to be worked with as partners. As a teacher, we need to know that when we are speaking about their children, we must be honest, but delicate. We all need to work together. Teachers who are parents, need to respect the teacher who works with their own children appropriately as well. I know who my child is and if his teacher reaches out, I know that there is an issue.
Don't automatically take your child's side, hear what the teacher has to say, the same way you'd want to be heard as a teacher. Children learn in different way as we teach and parent in different ways and we need to be sensitive and accommodating to these needs.
Whose job is it to see that information is given? Are you, as the teacher, waiting for the parent to initiate communication?
The Parent-Teacher Partnership
You be the one to make the first step. Have you heard that actions speak louder than words? It may appear so. Are you unable to attend meetings because of conflicting work schedules, illness, or other family struggles?
Are you unable to volunteer because of language barriers, lack of transportation, childcare needs, or other issues? Do you understand the school culture? Does the teacher understand your culture and your feelings about how you can give support? Communication is a two-way street. Have you crossed that street? We need to have a mutual respect for one another.
We should all have one common focus and goal, and that is the success of each child. Teachers have that same desire.
Informed Teachers Make Concerned Parents: The Symbiotic Relationship
Seeking to understand one another by communicating expectations is key in having a powerful synergistic relationship. When both a child and a parent feel supported by the teacher and vice versa, students will have a greater advantage in their ability to be successful.
Schools and teachers alone seldom help students achieve their full academic potential. This is not an indictment of schools and teachers.
Schools as Ecosystems: Symbiosis: Teachers and Students
Rather, this is a fact of child development. Therefore, the approach for interacting with families is characterized by focusing on the importance of the relationship and establishing meaningful co-roles for the partners. Working as partners is a way of thinking about how to create constructive connections between parents and teachers.
It requires delivery of the right message: So, set your expectations. Then, communicate those expectations to each other often and in respectful ways. Finally, remember to keep your assumptions and perceptions out of the relationship, and realize the common concerns, desires, and outcomes both parties share are the same.