Promoting Student Learning
Learning Team "B" -- Darris Amburgey and Jeff Splawn
Effective classroom management can be done by simply having structured rules followed with high expectations then following those rules with expected consequences.
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/sept96/vol38/num06/Managing-Today's-Classroom.aspx (Willis, 1996)
For effective teacher collaboration, all teachers involved must on task at planning time, be willing to communicate with group members as needed, effectively relaying all relative information, explaining all expectations regarding students. Effective collaboration also requires all teachers involved be willing to share and accept new ideas, solutions, techniques, and changes as needed. http://www.districtadministration.com/article/benefits-teacher-collaboration (Mclure, 2008)
Teachers can help students be successful by looking for new ways to promote, foster and nurture relationships with students. Student relationships can be developed by speaking to students about personal issues, feelings, concerns, or anything that they want to confide in the teacher. http://www.districtadministration.com/article/benefits-teacher-collaboration (Mclure, 2008)
Building school relationships has a positive effect on collaboration. When teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, counselors, and other staff members all work to communicate. This relationship helps the school run smoothly on a daily basis. To build these school relationships, all school staff must communicate regularly and assist each other when needed. Students will benefit from this collaborative environment, because each staff members understands the part they play in the success of the student.
Relationships built within the school strengthen the heart of the building. When we work with one another to further the needs of students, we can create collaboration with the community. Events such as food drives, back to school night for families, school carnivals, and outreach events. Teachers working with a local business in an effort to generate funds for student extracurricular activities. These outreach services help the school develop sponsor relationships, partnerships from businesses and agencies that help families when it is needed.
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/effective-strategies/school-community-collaboration (National Drop Out Prevention Center/Network, 2014)
Mclure, C. (2008). The Benefits of Teacher Collaboration. Retrieved from.
National Drop Out Prevention.org. (2014). School-Community Collaboration. Retrieved from http://www.dropoutprevention.org/effective-strategies/school-community-collaboration
PBS Parents.org. (2014). Parent-Teacher partnership. Retrieved from
Willis, S. (1996). Managing Today's Classroom. Retrieved from