Benefits of Parent-Teacher Relationship
We must have read the overview of the parent-teacher relationship, and also the strategies needed to make it work. Now, we would talk about how positive parent-school communications benefit parents.
The way schools communicate and interact with parents affects the extent and quality of parents’ home involvement with their children’s learning. If a school speaks more about students’ bad performance than their excellence, it might discourage parent involvement by making parents feel they cannot effectively help their children. That is the truth.
There is a lot of evidence showing that the involvement of parents benefits students in the long run. This includes better academic achievement, increased motivation for learning, improved behaviour, more regular attendance, and a more positive attitude about homework and school in general.
Also, by having more contact with parents, teachers learn more about students’ needs and their home environment, which is information they can apply toward improving learning.
Parents who are involved tend to have a more positive view of teachers, which results in improved teacher morale.