A parent/guardian’s involvement in school enhances learningoutcomes, and thus, educators and administrators should embrace itfully. To achieve high levels of engagement, I will employ variousstrategies. One of them is creating class-based focus groupdiscussions where parents/guardians share ideas on improving thelearning process.
The second strategy will be creating a forum for communicatingprogress in learning. Various tools such as a class blog or even aWhatsApp group will help me as a teacher to share the progress of thelearning process quickly and receive feedback. Furthermore, theapproach will allow me to share with parents/guardians how far theirideas and suggestions have been incorporated in the learning process.Doing so is likely to motivate parents to be more engaged and evenmake helpful suggestions in the future (Jone & Jones, 2013).
The other strategy would be to invite parents to participate in classactivities on appointed days. For instance, on the issue of academicwriting, parents can take part by giving talks on how writing isrelevant in their professional practice. Parents should volunteer inschool activities such as working in the school garden duringweekends. Exercises like these create a connection between the homeand school environment for seamless learning.
On-task behavior is defined as the way that students conductthemselves in the classroom in light of the teacher’s instructions.Positive on-task behavior creates an enabling environment thatmotivates learning. Teachers have the ultimate control in settingon-task behaviors (Jone & Jones, 2013). The conduct may involvemaintaining eye, completing assignments on time, participating inclass discussion, etc. Adhering to these instructions motivates boththe learners and educators to achieve lesson and course objectives.
Technology can be employed in promoting on-task behavior in theclassroom. This is possible because students are more engaged whenrelating via technology, the process is more interactive, and alsoprovides instantaneous feedback for both the students and theteachers. For instance, blogs and online discussion forums could bemore interesting and engaging to learners as posts and responses areinstantaneous.
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