How To Teach Kids to Read in 2020+
- What are the successful methods for effective teaching of our children today?
- Why do so many students forget what they learned?
- Why are we ending up with confused students that lack initiative and vitality?
- What plan are we all following and what should be the child’s plan?
- How do you best help children to Read?
3 – Where Is The Red Thread?
Everyone has an agenda and our children are exposed to multiple agendas every day. Not just about what to write on the schedule, but also about values. And to do so in a more successful manner we need to acknowledge each other’s plans and goals on behalf of the children.
There is sometimes a tendency of parents and schools having trouble with discipline because they, in my opinion, do not fully acknowledge the authority of each other.
There is also a lot of talking in the public debate about parents who should take more responsibility.
In the same time, political family programs are funded by millions to prevent parents from using social control. A program out of many others, that is pushed into the curriculum where teachers and the personnel around the children are taught to bring this into the planning of their daily work.
Beside this every teacher has an agenda, a method and a goal and the parents have a plan and goals for their family. When taking this into consideration it becomes almost needless to say or even explain what is wrong and what is needed. I will, however, make a few points around this.
The children are surrounded by chaos and for those restless kids, it is actually no wonder they have a very hard time focusing and finding the right motivation. This is just another dimension of the safe zone, that we can expand.
If the parent doesn’t trust or understand the teacher’s values and the teachers don’t recognize or understand the parents, they are both doing the same job in different ways and thereby confusing the child. We need to work together to establish trust between the parents and the teacher.
The parents should trust the teacher’s intention and follow their guidelines. And the teacher should understand that, ex. the child was raised from home, and it knows right from wrong. There is no need for them to start over whenever there is a new teacher or learning situation.
There needs to be one fundamental plan around the child. And that should be in my humblest suggestion, The Child. This is not the case anywhere today, and it is a shame because it is the most powerful resource to use when building any skills. The need to learn and progress.
The need to plan and fulfill such a plan about themself. We need to develop joint strategies and show the kids how we work as a team around them to make their project about themself a success.
The child should not be burdened with who’s rules they should follow now and the next lesson or at home. There should be one set of rules, or a few simple rules, developed over time in cooperation between the parents and teachers. The teachers should likewise have the same set of rules and procedures when any lesson begins.
There has to be a red thread in the child’s daily life, during the week and throughout the year. It has to make sense of what we are doing and why. And we could save so much valuable learning time in a much more stable environment in the child’s mind without confusion. This also is one of the many obstacles we need to clear from the plate so we can focus on learning the basics first and foremost.
Values And Conversation
Even if we seem to have different sets of values on how to behave or believe, or how to gain knowledge. How to talk to each other and at what level we respect each other. What language and examples are we using?
I’m not talking about nation wise language; I’m talking about our social language, private language, and body language.
When those differences are to be welcomed, valued, and taken as an experience, we can see that we are not that different at all. We understand the same situation from each of our points of view, and each point is an important part of the child’s bigger picture of themself.
How to do this in a simple manner is to start at the conversation with the child about their learning process. From the beginning of the conversations with the parents, those frames are set up, and a new story for the child begins where they are the main characters and heroes. Then we as adults can each have our role in their life and we should assist each other much more in doing so.