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Discuss one or more strategies you will use to gather information on your students in an effort to get to know them and their family (interest inventory, home visit, etc.). Include the benefits of the strategy and use a specific example of how you plan to implement it in your classroom.

                A strategy that I will use to gather information on my students in an effort to get to know them and their family would be personal interviews. I feel this strategy will allow the student to get to know you as a teacher as well as them as a student. It will allow them to verbally tell you what they like and do not like. It allows them to see that you are easy to talk to, it will also allow them to get comfortable with you before the first day of school. The main problem for my children when entering a new classroom with a new teacher is not knowing the teacher most of the times they know the students unless they are just first entering preschool. I plan to implement this before the first day of school in my classroom. I will make an appointment for each and every student to come to their new classroom and we will sit and get to know each other asking each other questions.

Reflect on the reading, “Tips for Developing Positive Teacher Student Relationships.” Discuss two approaches you will use to build trust with each of your students and why you believe these approaches will be effective.

                The first approach I have decided to speak upon that I will use to build trust with each of my students would be provide structure. The reason I feel this approach will be effective is because every child needs structure without structure they have no idea what is expected out of them or what things in do in what order, without structure all you have is chaos.

                The second approach I have decided to speak upon that I will use to build trust with each of my students would be to show an interest in their lives outside of school. The reason I state this is because it is very important to get to know the child ask them questions get a feel of what they do outside of school. My oldest daughter’s teacher last year attended one of her softball games and it just made my daughter’s day. It is important for the child to feel/know that they always have someone to talk to you in if they want to talk or have an issue and need to talk about something that is bothering them. Some children may not have anyone to talk to at home so they come to school looking for someone to talk to and it is important for you to be that one person they want to talk to.

Reflect on the reading, “Reciprocal Relationships.” Discuss two approaches you will use to build trust with families and why you believe these approaches will be effective.

                The first approach I will be speaking about that I will use to build trust with families will be structured family participation. The reason I would use this approach would be because I have done this approach with my son’s and daughter’s preschool classes for many years where on certain days they have certain activities for certain people in the family of course I was the only family member that was there because no one else in my family or my ex husband’s family goes to these functions at school. The teachers gained a lot of my trust because seeing them interact with my child and how well my child looked up to them comforted my heart and made me feel good when they were in school because I felt they were safe, cared for and loved.

                The second approach I will be speaking about that I will use to build trust with families will be social events. The reason I would use this approach would be because I would like the families to feel that their children are getting the best education in my classroom. I will invite them to the classroom to see what all their child is learning. I will also set up a day that I will ask all parents to come join their child in class, we have a little party and do an activity together more than likely a fun little craft. You need to gain the parents trust so that they do not have to worry about how their child is treated while they are in school. It is important for the teacher and family to become “friends” because they are working together to help the child not against each other.

Discuss one or more strategies you can use to prepare your classroom to represent the students, such as through a family bulletin board or a community college. Support your strategies with the text and at least one scholarly resource.

                A strategy that I will use to prepare my classroom to represent the students would be to all them to bring pictures of their families, pictures of them doing their hobbies and pictures of their cultures and we can decorate a bulletin board for each child. With this strategy it will allow each and every student as well as myself learn more about each student as an individual. It will allow them to have a hands on fun activity where they learn as well as have fun. “Students enjoy hands-on kinesthetic learning activities where they can learn by doing” (Meador, D. , n.d.).

Reference

Jaruszewicz, C. (2013). Curriculum and methods for early childhood educators. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Meador, D. (n.d.). Tips for developing positive teacher student relationships. Retrieved from http://teaching.about.com/od/Information-For-Teachers/a/Tips-For-Developing-Positive-Teacher-Student-Relationships.htm

Reciprocal relationships: Principle 3: Programs and teachers engage families in ways that are truly reciprocal. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/familyengagement/principles/3

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