1) How to fight and overcome reciprocal fears?
Parents often feel the teacher’s judgment about their child that they will often perceive as a judgment on themselves. They also worry about not being up to the task of feeling incompetent as a parent, not being able to help their child with school
2) How to manage the reception of parents?
Often, the teacher may consider that parents who are too distant from the school culture and are reluctant to come to school are “resigned”, which is rarely the case.
3) How to build relationships of trust between parents and teachers?
The question of building trust between parents and teachers is now a central issue for all schools to make the school more meaningful. All the research carried out in France and abroad shows that a constant dialogue between parents and teachers, which implies not “summoning” parents when there is a difficulty “, but” inviting them to come Talk about their child “, that genuine cooperation, one based on the others, between families and the school, allows a better learning of the young and amplifies their success.
4) How to approach different meetings with families?
Several types of meetings with parents of students can be presented for the teacher. There are circumstantial meetings: at the entrance or exit of the school or the college, during an educational excursions. Besides, there are compulsory meetings at the beginning of the school year and during the school year. There are also meetings requested by the teacher to discuss the behavior and / or the results of the young person or those requested by the parents.
5) Should the youth be present at parent-teacher meetings?
The question of the presence of the young person during the parent-teacher interview must be asked.
There can be no general answers, but a number of tracks can be drawn.
6) How can we give ourselves the means to succeed in parent-teacher meetings?
It is important that in each of the meetings, the parents really feel involved, because parents for whom their child’s school is not a simple name but their school is an asset So that their children feel good in school.
7) How to welcome non-Francophone parents?
It may happen that neither parent of the young person knows how to speak French or speaks it very badly. What to do ? It is important to prepare this interview carefully so that the language barrier does not generate a situation of incomprehension. It may be useful to look at the fact that in one of the ONISEP, SCEREN / CRDP collections, or in a school district, there is no DVD or CD that presents in a simplified way the French educational system and the objectives of the latter: Exist in Bambara, dialectal Arab, Berber, soninke, Woloff, Tamil, Kurdish, in Romani, etc.
8) How can parents help, their children?
Any parent may be able to help his or her child. The teacher should not hesitate to value certain approaches that may help open the child’s mind. Surveys show that children to whom parents tell a lot of stories, have or leaf through books, learn more easily to read. Parents should be told that if there are not many books at home, explaining family history, oral legends, stories to the child can have the same role and have a strong positive impact on the child. The future of the child. Culture is also the knowledge of one’s own history; it is “knowing where one comes from”. Thus, even without books, one can make one’s child “cultivated”.
9) How to announce a new “difficult” to parents?
At times, the teacher must announce “bad news” to the parents. This announcement must be prepared so that parents can keep hope in the future of their child and do not lock themselves into a blocking and refusal position. In order to understand the consequences of the new situation and the possibilities open to their children, it is not always certain that the presence of experts is essential at all times of the announcement.
10) How to show parents that there must be a “secret garden” shared in class between teachers and students and that all can not be said to families?
Does the teacher have to tell parents everything that the student does in the classroom or on a school trip? Do parents have to tell teachers what is going on at home? Being totally transparent risks not preserving any intimacy, no private space in the fasting