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TEACHING ISN’T JUST ABOUT TEACHING CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

LINKED TO COMMUNICATION, MOTIVATION, AND SUPPORT FOR DIVERSITY

POSITIVE FAMILY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS (FSCR) FOR STUDENTS’


HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT

FOSTERING RELATIONSHIPS WITH:

 YOUR MENTOR

 YOUR OTHER COLLEAGUES

 STUDENTS

 PARENTS

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

RESEARCH SAYS GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF PEOPLE…

 IMPROVES

+LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS

+RETENTION RATES

+SOCIAL SKILLS

 REDUCES

-ABSENTEEISM

-ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR

-SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 INCREASES UNDERSTANDING OF

 YOUNG PERSON

 SCHOOL INITIATIVES

 PROGRAMMES

 ISSUES

 MEETS STUDENTS’ NEEDS


 HELPS DEVELOP THE BE ST APPROACH FOR EACH STUDENT

STRATEGIES TO FOSTER FSCR

COMMUNICATING

 POSITIVE PHONE CALLS > EMAILS/SMS

O PHONE CALLS ARE OFTEN NEGATIVE: SOMETHING HASN’T BEEN HANDED IN,
SOMETHING GOING WRONG, TROUBLE MANAGING THEIR BEHAVIOUR

O POSITIVE PHONE CALLS MAKES THEM FEEL AS IF YOU AS A TEACHER UNDERSTAND


AND APPRECIATE THEIR CHILD

O CALLING ABOUT ACHIEVEMENT, OR BEHAVIOUR, OR HOW THEY HELPED SOMEONE


ELSE

 SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES

GETS STUDENTS IN LANGUAGE CLASS TO PRACTICE SOMETHING REAL

 USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION

SMS, ETC.

 DEDICATED STAFF

ASSISTANCE WITH REPORT CARD READING IF THEY STRUGGLE WITH ENGLISH

CONNECTING LEARNING AT HOME AND SCHOOL

 RESOURCE PACKS TO HE LP FAMILIES WORKING WITH STUDENTS AT HOME

 FAMILY INVOLVEMENT IN GOAL SETTING

 JOINT ACTIVITY BY ST UDENTS AND FAMILIES

 CULTURAL ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY FAMILY MEMBERS

BUILDING COMMUNITY A ND IDENTITY

 SPACE IN SCHOOL FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

FAMILIES COME IN AND HELP WITH LITERACY/NUMERACY OR SPORTS DAYS

 WORKSHOPS FOR STAFF AND FAMILY ON CULTURAL AWARENESS

 CULTURAL DIVERSITY REPRESENTED IN TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF


 CELEBRATION OF TRADITIONS

RECOGNISING THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY

 SCHOOL VISION REFLEC TS IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY

BEST RESULTS FOR STUDENTS’ PROGRESS WHEN WORKING AS A TRIAD (TEACHER STUDENT
PARENTS)

 GATHERING INFORMATIO N FROM FAMILIES TO C ATER TO STUDENT LEARNING

CHILD GOING THROUGH DIFFICULT STAGE, PARENTS NEED TO LET US KNOW

 WORKSHOPS FOR PARENT S BY RELEVANT COMMUN ITY MEMBERS

 OPPORTUNITIES FOR FA MILIES TO MAKE SUGGE STIONS

THE MORE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, THE BETTER DECISIONS WE CAN MAKE

CONSULTATIVE DECISION-MAKING

 FAMILIES CONTRIBUTIN G TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL POLICIES

 INCLUDING PARENT REPRESENTATIVES IN ALL SCHOOL COMMITTEES

 TEACHERS DEVELOPING STRATEGIES THAT MAXI MISE FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT

 PARENTS INVOLVED IN THE REVIEW OF LEARNING PLANS

COLLABORATING BEYOND THE SCHOOL

 PARTNERSHIP WITH CUL TURAL GOVERNMENT & NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO


SUPPORT ACTIVITIES

ASK FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OR RESOURCES

 PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITIES TO PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES AND STUDENT


LEARNING

LESSONS ABOUT SCIENCE OR ENVIRONMENT

PD FOR TEACHERS

 COMMUNITY ORIENTED S CHOOL FACILITIES

 LINKING FAMILIES TO SUPPORT SERVICES

PARTICIPATING
 TRAINING OF FAMILY OR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEE RS TO SUPPORT STUDEN TS

 BUILDING A DIRECTORY OF FAMILY SKILLS

 ACTIVITIES IN WHICH FAMILY CAN PARTICIPA TE