Teachers & Parents Learning Center
Teacher education refers to the policies and procedures designed to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, behaviors and skills they require to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom, school and wider community.
Although ideally it should be conceived of, and organized as, a seamless continuum, teacher education is often divided into these stages which is below
- Initial teacher training / education(a pre-service course before entering the classroom as a fully responsible teacher).
- Induction(the process of providing training and support during the first few years of teaching or the first year in a particular school).
- Teacher developmentor continuing professional development (CPD) (an in-service process for practicing teachers).
There is a longstanding and ongoing debate about the most appropriate term to describe these activities. The term ‘teacher training’ (which may give the impression that the activity involves training staff to undertake relatively routine tasks) seems to be losing ground, at least in the U.S., to ‘teacher education’
Consider that parents are a child’s first and longest-lasting teachers and that a child’s achievement in life can be impacted by their parent’s influence and support. With this in mind, we work in partnership with teacher & understanding with our parents so that together we are able to support each child in their learning and development.
Positive parent-school communications benefit parents. The manner in which schools communicate and interact with parents affects the extent and quality of parents’ home involvement with their children’s learning.
Parents also benefit from being involved in their children’s education by getting ideas from school on how to help and support their children, and by learning more about the school’s academic program and how it works. Perhaps most important, parents benefit by becoming more confident about the value of their school involvement. Parents develop a greater appreciation for the important role they play in their children’s education.
Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for your students’ success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically.