The students’ academic outcome is dependent on the teachers and parents as well. To nurture a healthy relationship and bring success in the students’ life, parent-teachers collaboration is necessary.
Here are a few ways to nurture the parents-teachers collaboration in the light of students’ success.
The parents and teachers always work for the same goal, that is the upliftment of the student with reference to academics and overall personality. Both of them expect the best outcome from the candidate.
If this is the case, then, there should be lines of communication open for both of them. There should be a space created for them for interaction and helping the child as well.
The schools that are collaborative have shown a better student academic outcome as compared to the one where there is less collaboration. And, there are specific approaches that foster a healthy collaboration between the parents and teachers.
Let us revisit to know the few ways to develop a supportive relationship between parents and teachers.
Any communication starts with an introduction. Getting introduced with the parents is a must. Let the parents know about contacting teachers, meeting requests, meeting schedules, conferences if needed before the routine schedules.
It is also appreciated to keep teachers informed about recent family incidents/functions seeking morale attention or that would create an impact on attendance.
It is appreciated that if parents get involved in the academic growth of the child. Parents are expected to help in the academic works such as following up the school diary, home assignments, unit tests, and its performance.
It is recommended that parents get in touch with the teachers at regular intervals. Attending the reading carnivals help them to know the academic strength of their wards, know the other students’ competency, and encourage the child to improve further.
When parents are involved in assignments, it helps to build the self-esteem and confidence of the students. The child feels confident and supportive in learnings.
Most of the schools have quarterly PTA meetings and parent-teacher conference. It is essential to attend them compulsorily. It gives an opportunity to have a communication channel between the home and school. The parents get to know their child’s progress and help them to plan their academic improvements and future career.
The parents can talk about the issues, concerns, or any other ideas regarding the wards academic and personal development. It helps the other children and parents too.
Further, the teachers can plan for a decompression time between the conference to reassemble with solutions or related discussions.
Open House School:
The open house for school means keeping the school open for visit. The parents interested in pursuing their child’s education in the respective school can visit the school on the planned day, meet the teachers, get introduced to the culture and ambiance of the school.
The students’ parents can participate in the open house and can become a valuable resource for the school. This helps to foster a better relationship with the parents and in reality, many parents wait for this opportunity.
During the meetings, you can help the parents with how to guide for home assignments, encourage their child with moral support at home, handling the report card and progress of the student in a constructive way, deal with troubles of child, understanding the adolescent years of the child, helping them to build self-esteem and independence, and, etc.
Moreover, it is a way to communicate directly with the parents to reinforce maths and science at home.
Parents-teachers interaction through mobile apps:
There are mobile apps available today customized for the school. The mobile apps help the parents to know about the academic calendar of the child, interaction with the subject teachers or other parents, sharing concerns, students wall where students post their work on it.
Further, there are educational apps such as the Ezeetest app, that helps the students to practice questions or tests chapter-wise and subject wise. The parents can view the test results and analyze the progress. Moreover, the parents can interact with the subject teacher through mobile apps.
Showcase of students achievements:
It is recommended to put the students’ achievements on the limelight on the parent-teacher night or create a special occasion for it purposefully.
Nurturing a healthy relationship with the school helps to gain a successful outcome of a student.
These are some of the opportunities that pave the way for parent-teacher collaboration. It is necessary to grab any opportunity or methodology to meet the parents often to build a positive relationship with the school.
Overall, the students’ success depends not only on the teachers but also the parents and the community.
Parents workshop, after school hours planning help to create an improved success outcome.