The Importance of Art in Child Development By Grace Hwang Lynch In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.
Could this relationship have an effect on how well they read?
How would a teacher know if you were an involved parent? How would parents know if they were involved enough? How would a parent know if you were an effective teacher?
Why are parent-teacher relationships important? I am a parent, and I have also previously been a classroom teacher. I know that the struggle to have a good working relationship as parents and teachers is real.
If I switched roles and put on my teacher hat, I could say the same thing about those relationships. I could try to put the blame on parents or on teachers, but I would rather make a few observations and suggestions as to how to make the parent-teacher relationship better.
I want to focus on three main things: Expectations First, when it comes to expectations, both parents and teachers have them for each other.
They expect certain things to happen. Parents expect teachers to instruct their students and to guide their learning so they can have success. Teachers expect parents to support the instruction and learning that happens in school, at home.
The operative word in all this is communicated. When expectations are clearly communicated, both parents and teachers will have a better understanding of their roles in the parent-teacher relationship. They will then know how best to be a supportive part of that relationship. Communication Have you ever heard that communication is a two-way street?
How often would you like feedback about your child? Whose job is it to see that information is given? Are you, as the teacher, waiting for the parent to initiate communication? 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?Haringey LSCB is a statutory body that helps all Haringey organisations who have contact with children, young people and their families to work together effectively in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
7 Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework Building partnerships between parents and practitioners Introduction Parents are the most important people in their children’s early lives. The importance of parents in life is depending on our sanskaras and thinking. Parents play the biggest role in our development.
Father & Mother play important role in our mental, physical, social, financial and career development.
Parents and teachers have the same goal, and therein lies the remedy for these problems. Both want the best for the student. Removing the child from parent/teacher communication process can alleviate much of the communication dysfunction.
In Close to Half of Two-Parent Families, Both Mom and Dad Work Full Time Family life is changing, and so, too, is the role mothers and fathers play at work and at home. As more mothers have entered the U.S.
workforce in the past several decades, the share of two-parent households in which both. Expert advice on children's books & reading, arts & crafts, activities & school achievement. View the parent's newsletter, articles, & weekly picks for Preschool, Grade School, & Middle School.