ON CLASS­ROOM DIS­CI­PLINE PER­FOR­MANCES OF THE STU­DENTS

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

JENIFER V. MALLARI

Par­ents in­volve­ment in school ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams is very vi­tal for the im­prov­ing the sys­tem of the school. Hence, pro­mot­ing the par­tic­i­pa­tion of fam­ily is one of the chal­lenges that ed­u­ca­tion is fac­ing in the Philip­pines. Many par­ents as well as guardians give their trust to the school to the ex­tent that they for­get their roles in giv­ing full at­ten­tion and sup­port. This prob­lem about open com­mu­ni­ca­tion with their par­ents may some­how be less­ened by means of the Par­ents and Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion. This or­ga­ni­za­tion was or­ga­nized so that it would be the bridge be­tween the par­ents and teach­ers as re­gards to the per­for­mance of their chil­dren in terms of aca­demic per­for­mance, be­hav­ior and co-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties.

How­ever these ob­jec­tives may not be ac­cept­able to other par­ents. Oth­ers find it wast­ing of time. Only few par­ents at­tend the meet­ings and assem­bly. There are par­ents who have no time to at­tend par­ents and teach­ers’as­so­ci­a­tion meet­ings, not to talk of check­ing their chil­dren’s note­books, cre­ate time to mon­i­tor their read­ing habits nor vis­it­ing the school oc­ca­sion­ally to in­quire from the teach­ers about their chil­dren’s per­for­mance. A lot of chil­dren are no longer emo­tion­ally at­tached to their par­ents. In some homes, both par­ents leave home early and come back late. The school and the par­ents should work to­gether for the ben­e­fit of the stu­dents. When the par­ents ac­tively in­volved in the school per­for­mances of their chil­dren, the more their chil­dren gain con­fi­dence and some­how show in­ter­est in their stud­ies. This opens the con­cept that parental in­volve­ment in the school af­fair im­posed for achiev­ing the good per­for­mances of the stu­dents.

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The au­thor is Master Teacher I at Po­rac Model Com­mu­nity High School

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