Teacher-child relationships influence how a child develops. The relationship can relate to a wide range of school adjustment outcomes, including liking school, work habits, social skills, behavior, and academic performance. For a strong student teacher relationship it is essential that teachers understand that students in your class come from different cultural and social backgrounds and that you will not have the same relationship with all the students, some will require more attention than others, while others will require less attention. Not only must the teacher and student have a good relationship but the teacher and parents must have one. Within the education process parental involvement is crucial because it has the ability to encourage academic success. Parental involvement is significant in a child’s academic affairs. Whether or not a child is successful in the classroom is not one dimensional. Parents of course, play a very critical role in this aspect of development. Parental involvement affects how children learn as well as their outlook on school and life itself. If a teacher displays enthusiasm and pleasure in teaching it can rub off on their students.
Establishing a positive partnership with the parents is the most important to do for a successful semester not only for you, but for that student as well. You should always smile and be friendly when seeing them or greeting them. Learn their names and what makes them the most comfortable to be called. It’s important that on open house you declare their intention. What I mean by this is let them know what you are expecting from them as well as what they should expect from you as the teacher. Communicate often and in Various Forms
Provide information about what’s going on in your class, what students are learning, what they’ve accomplished, what you’re excited about, what they’re excited about, and the learning and growth you’re seeing. Not only should you call the parents with the bad, but also call to inform them of the good their child is doing. But, more importantly you should listen to their parents and get their input, thank them, and share every success.
Overall a good relationship can be beneficial to the teacher and the student, if not both the teacher and the student risk the chance of losing something very valuable. So if there is any way to avoid a bad relationship, it should be done because nothing will be gained and no one will progress and succeed. By, showing love and passion for what you are doing in the classroom will not only help you in your job but it will also motivate the students to put there all in everything they do and to succeed in and out of the classroom.