Assessing Other Educators' Attitudes Toward Students' Families Assessing Other Educators' Attitudes Toward Students' Families EDU 647 Families, Communities & Diversity Instructor: Sara Mattson July 22, 2018
Assessing Other Educators' Attitudes Toward Students' Families Effective communication is essential for building school and family relationship. Students with involved parents or other caregivers make higher grades, earn higher test scores, better social skills, and improved behavior. Without parents’ involvement in school, it may be difficult for teachers to accomplish their roles. In this teacher scenario, I chose the second teacher. This teacher has taught school for many years, because of her experience she has dealt with a lot of parents that seem to not care about their child education. She also feels like she has wasted a lot of her time planning meeting for parents that still don’t show up. This has lead her to not care if parents are involved or not. Parent Response As a parent, I want teachers to genuinely have the best interest for all students. Teachers that show students they care about them helps create a positive relationship between them. They can also help build an environment where learning can flourish. I want to be involved with the school on a regular basis, to communicate with the teacher, and to see how my child is doing in class. It is important for me to keep up with lessons and grades. In the past, teachers and schools did not place much value or invest much effort in building collaborative relationships with students or with their families. Instead, students and parents were expected to accommodate the school and follow its lead (Amatea, 2013) . Times has change from the past where parents follow the school lead. Parents want their children to love learning. Most importantly, being
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