How are you working with your parents at school?
Working with parents in school often causesa problem for young teachers who first received classroom leadership. Yes, and teachers with experience are sometimes limited only to individual conversations on the progress of children and general meetings, where mainly organizational issues are resolved. At the same time, close interaction between the school and the family can give much more results in the upbringing and education of children.
It can be said that the teacher is partlypractical psychologist. In order to work effectively with students, he needs to know and take into account not only their individual characteristics, but also what their close environment is. The duties of the class teacher include studying everything that concerns the student, because it can bring real results in education.
Work with parents includes, first of all,familiarization with the composition of the family, the conditions of its residence, relations between its members. This is important in order to be able to assume what exactly affects the formation of the child's certain personal qualities. In most cases, parents readily contact the teachers and psychologist of the school, especially if they understand that this moment can have a positive effect on the child's stay in the school, on his upbringing. Accounting for individual characteristics in the educational process is a rather serious point, which should not be forgotten by teachers.
No less important task, which performs the workclass teacher with parents, is the education of adults in the pedagogy and psychology of children. Of course, many adults with the advent of a child in the family begin to read special literature and are guided by the recommendations for education that are given in it. However, when a person with a pedagogical background and experience, even a small one, in this area gives certain advice and directs the parents in the right direction, this brings much more practical results.
Forms of enlightenment can be different. Basically this, of course, parenting meetings. However, we should not always carry them out in the "classical" form. It is proved that a greater effect can be achieved when working with parents includes non-standard methods and methods. So, some teachers practice holding meetings in the form of seminars, trainings, workshops, ideas auctions, etc. Plus, in this case, there will be an invitation from a school psychologist who will be able to acquaint parents with the peculiarities of their children, peculiar to a certain age, to respond to the problems that arise in them questions about family education. The teacher can cover a wide variety of topics at such events, from theoretical problems to conversations with adults regarding interpersonal relationships in the classroom.
Currently, work with parents includes andtheir active involvement in the management of school activities. Thus, in the educational institutions boards of trustees are created, which also includes representatives of the administration and high school students. The functions of this group are to solve financial and organizational issues.
The most active parents can enter not only inclassroom, but also in the school-wide parent committee. They can become a reliable support for the class teacher: they will help organize holidays, excursions and other events.
The work of a psychologist with parents is important enough. It can be conducted in various forms: from individual consultations and diagnostics to group trainings. If there are problems with the student with school or behavior at school, the class teacher usually recommends that parents talk with a psychologist who can provide the necessary assistance or carry out corrective work in the right direction.