IMPROVING SCHOOL LINKAGES
MARILOU M. FERNANDEZ
It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for a child to experience and grow in a safe environment
A well collaboration of the Community and the schools complement and reinforces values, culture and the learning opportunities that schools can provide for their students. In other words, all of us — teachers, staff parents, business, non profit, Local Government Units , service clubs and the like — working together, truly make a difference in the lives of our students.
But making Community people effectively involve in the school is one of the crucial load a teacher needs to deal with , but with a try it will surely make a tremendous results. Here are some instruction how to win community stakeholders do their way to school.
Create a welcoming school climate.
Provide community people information related to child development and creating supportive learning environments.
Establish effective rapport , an open communication , Use social media to create genuine engagement
Strengthen families’ knowledge and skills to support and extend their children’s learning at home and in the community.
Engage community people in school planning, leadership and meaningful volunteer opportunities. Engage with civic groups
Make it a point to engage with civic organization such as , local government Unit, local business clubs such as the Rotary and the Kiwanis, and recreational sports leagues in town. Developing partnerships with these groups will help to solidify your school’s cultural role in the community.
The author is Teacher II at Dona Asuncion Lee Integrated School
Division of Mabalacat City