Promoting Student Learning

Learning Team "B" -- Darris Amburgey and Jeff Splawn

Classroom Management

Teachers must utilize effective classroom management. This allows the teacher to keep order while allowing for a positive and collaborative learning environment.
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)

Teacher Collaboration

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)

Student Relationships

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)

Family Relationships

Building family relationships creates huge benefits for teacher/student relationships. It is essential that teachers get to know parents, family members, or other stakeholders. Each stakeholder has a different perspective of the student and can help with educational goals, concepts, re-teaching, along with other goals created by the teacher. When families become involved in collaborating with the teacher, the parent is empowered to continue on with learning and educational skills at home.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/parent-involvement/parent-teacher-partnership/

(PBS Parents, 2014)

School Relationships

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.

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/columnists/mcdonald/mcdonald014.shtml

(Education World, 2011)

Community Relationships

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)

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References

Education World.com. (2011). Collaboration with Colleagues. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/columnists/mcdonald/mcdonald014.shtml
Mclure, C. (2008). The Benefits of Teacher Collaboration. Retrieved from.

http://www.districtadministration.com/article/benefits-teacher-collaboration

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

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/parent-involvement/parent-teacher-partnership/

Willis, S. (1996). Managing Today's Classroom. Retrieved from

http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/sept96/vol38/num06/Managing-Today's-Classroom.aspx