EDUCATING A CHILD IS A JOINT EFFORT
Beulah Grace international school, where every child is unique had its inaugural parents teachers forum with the theme "Educating a child is a joint effort", on saturday 8th june, 2019.The forum started with praise, worship and opening prayer session led by the school captain, Bright Ferdinand, Megan Amadi-Nna and Divine Gbemudu.
There after the school captain gave her address welcoming parents and teachers to the gathering which had an impressive turnout.
Mrs Allwell started the forum by high-lighting the roles of teachers and parents for an holistic development of the child. She said Parents are the first mentor of the child and the teacher is the second. Both have an immense contribution and responsibility in shaping child’s personality.
Role of parents: Parents are the child’s first role model. Children behave, react and imitate same as their parents. Parents play important role in encouraging and motivating their kids to learn. Good parental support helps child to be positive, healthy and good life long learner. Children acquire skills at the very early stage of their life if the parents are responsive and understanding.
Role of Teachers: Major challenges for teachers are to nurture children’s learning and give him various experiences to face this challenging world. She molds the child to be a responsible and independent learner. Teacher is the first person from whom child learns his social skills in school. Teachers make him comfortable and guide him the early concepts and developmental skills of life. Open minded , well balanced and a planned teacher has a great power to bring a positive change in the child’s development. As the child grows and develops mastery in different skills, teacher becomes a real guide in nurturing his interest and learning to make him more independent.
Teacher-Parent Relationship– Trust and mutual understanding between parent and teacher is a rmutual,,cret of child’s happy learning. Support and Cooperativeness from parents towards teacher helps a lot to connect, understand and work towards child. Remarkable positive change is seen in a child if the parents and teacher understand and work hand in hand. A good parent teacher relationship leads child to be positive towards attending school.
The forum which was first of its kind organized by the management of the school which is in its third year of existence saw parents and teachers with a re- awakened zeal to collectively raise and nurture their children unto a greater and unique personalities