We speak to Ms Hina Patel, Principal of EtonHouse International School, Dongguan who spent the summer of 2017 in East Africa as a volunteer teacher.
To best support children, it is important for parents to build a strong relationship with the school community and to be involved in their children's learning. This relationship should be based on openness, mutual understanding, respect and ongoing dialogue.
Regular consultation meetings with teachers are very useful to keep parents informed of their children's progress and to discuss any...
How can we guide our children towards socially appropriate behaviour? When will they understand the need for guidelines and boundaries? Instead of ‘blaming’ children for their behaviour, it’s time we use conflict resolution strategies to support children to see different perspectives and develop skills in interacting positively with others!
It takes skill and lots of practice to ask good questions of children, as well as a commitment to slow down to really listen to what children are telling us, through their non verbal and verbal communication.