Parental Involvement Essay

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The teacher checks role first thing in the morning while students are in their chairs completing bell work. All the students have assigned chairs, so the teacher looks around the room and if there is an empty chair then she asked if any of the other students had seen that child today, encase the student is still at breakfast. If no-one had seen that student, then he/she is absent. The students turn in their completed work to the trays labeled on the teachers’ desk. Each tray is labeled a different subject, so the students know what tray to place their work in. The teacher distributes the students work by having another student hand the papers out, by giving each group the papers and they pass them around, or if the papers already have names …show more content…
For example: When the students play dice math, the teacher moves the desks into a square around the room so the students have room to roll the dice in the middle of the classroom floor. The teacher makes it so the students are able to sit in their chairs as well, so they can write down the problems comfortably. Parental Involvement To involve parents in the classroom, the school has a parent-teacher conference every nine weeks to inform the parents how their children are doing in class, whether they are succeeding or if extra help is needed from home to support their children. The teacher invites parents to come to the class and tell about their occupation and how important an education is for individuals to have successful careers. She also invites parents to bring snacks to the class if they would like. To keep the parents involved in what their children are learning, the teacher sends home a weekly newsletter with what the child is going over in each subject, whose snack days are that week, as well as important events occurring at the …show more content…
After the first two weeks, the classroom rules need to be used effectively and gone over when needed to remind the students what the classroom rules are. I learned that positive reinforcement and praise are very successful when used correctly in a classroom. By praising the students who are working correctly to get the students off track to do what they are required is an excellent idea. By doing this, the teacher isn’t putting down or pointing out the children that are off task, but reinforcing what they need to be doing. I believe that consequences for appropriate behavior needs to be intrinsic, because that child knows what he/she is doing correctly, and should be proud of themselves for doing the right thing. I also believe that students should not have to write their names on the board for inappropriate behavior. By pointing out, and making it public that a student has made the wrong choice, it can lower their self-esteem, cause them to feel embarrassed, and make it so they will not want to express themselves in the classroom. In my classroom, I would have the student do-over their actions and make the appropriate decisions, so they would not have to face consequences. If the inappropriate behavior was to occur multiple times, then I would request that child attend Friday school, to write down the classroom

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