Learning is a gradual, student-centered process, in which parents and teachers play a leading role. Examination results reflect the learning that has taken place, allow students to reflect on their learning process and allow the parents to better understand the dynamics of teaching and learning. After the mid-semester examinations, the parent meeting was arranged.
Recently, the CIS Department and the ISD held their first parent meeting of the new school year. Although, these two branches of our school are different and each has their own merits, they are both united in the same goal of developing a strong educational culture and a good academic record. The parents reacted positively to the opportunity to meet the teachers and interestingly, the teachers from both departments had very similar answers and advice.
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High marks in examinations don’t necessarily reflect on one’s experience but can encourage students to scale to new heights.In the case of students who excel in many aspects, teachers exhorted the parents not to give material gifts as rewards, but rather to take the child to the bookstore to choose a few books, maybe satisfy reasonable requests by the child, but above all, the reward of family love can also be viewed as a good reward. We should also help the children to analyze the examination, the gains and losses, strengths and weaknesses. Use the strengths to their advantage and know how to strengthen the weak places in order to lay a solid foundation, so that the next tests can help take them to a higher level.
Learn from your mistakes and set higher goals.Students with low scores should not be reprimanded. Teachers advised parents to comfort and encourage learners. As long as students have done their best, they should not lose heart. Parents and students can then together investigate the situation, whether it is psychological in nature, whether the study methods are ineffective or the examination time is not reasonably allocated etc. At the same time, identify the gaps in knowledge, give appropriate evaluation and encouragement and point out to the child the direction in which they should exert greater efforts in the future.
In Psychology, there is a concept known as the Zone of Proximal Learning which explores the value of knowledge-based tests as a means of gauging students’ intelligence. This zone is an area of learning that occurs when a student is assisted by a teacher with a higher skill set. We encourage the child to set a new, realistic goal, a little higher than their present ability, but not unattainable. We then encourage the child to attempt this work individually and provide less and less guidance as they attain more and more of their goals independently. The child should not dread a negative outcome, but should rather be encouraged and supported. Children should be encouraged to ask more questions, be built up to become more confident and happy. This will help the child to study harder and be more comfortable taking tests.
Our school has always advocated a “beautiful campus, a rich curriculum and an advanced educational perspective”; the three can also be applied to families- “establishing a warm and welcoming family environment, create colorful learning activities and cultivate a culture of lifelong learning together.” We believe that the future of students will be better if the parents support and complement the efforts of the teachers. The parent teacher meeting was successful, and we not only want to thank the teachers but also the logistics team of the school which ensured the day went smoothly.