Currently, there are many schools available for children. Each school has a different curriculum, approach, teaching method, and values. There is a new view of education that is right for children. The approach to active learning, which does not emphasize the test alone, and stimulates the child’s curiosity becomes more important because children need a school that develops their potential.
We as parents cannot know what challenges children will face later. It takes the environment and school that can shape a child into a true learner who will continue to learn throughout his life. So whatever challenges they can face later. Rahma Paramita, M.Psi., A child psychologist, gave her tips in choosing the best school for toddlers.
To Find Out The Quality Of A Good School, In General Schools Must:
Pay attention to the child’s basic psychological needs and pay attention to the child’s developmental stages. For example, the need for children to feel able. Whether the school is, for example, provides an opportunity for children to display their habits, or whether the school provides opportunities for children to participate in competitions even though they are not achieving.
Can meet unique or individual needs of children. Schools like this usually make different ways of teaching, for example by providing more difficult tasks for children who are more advanced or explaining using drawing aids for children who have a visual learning style.
Can help achieve the long-term goals of parents for each child. This means that schools must have the same values as parents. For example, if a parent wants a child to have independence, does the school do things that can make the child independent or always help the child is doing everything so that he or she does not train the child’s independence. This can be seen during a visit to the school. In addition to talking to the principal, take the time to talk with the teacher, students, or maybe other parents in school.
Schools that have the same educational goals as parents. Again, look at the vision and mission of the school. Is the school aimed at creating children with good test scores or forming children who have learning abilities (such as analytical skills, research, problem-solving) so that they can become independent learners.
The Following Is A List That Can Be Seen When Parents Go To Schools:
Class settings. A good class is if there is enough space for children to move, space to gather and good interaction between teacher-students can occur.
Wall. Is it filled with student work or posters sold in bookstores? Also note whether the work is pasted without error, or only from the best students, or whether everything is almost the same. If so, it means that the school does not pay attention to the different needs of each child. Because the teacher should prepare several different tasks according to the child’s needs and abilities.
Students face in class. Pay attention to the faces of students, whether they are excited and busy working on tasks or doing activities. This can indicate whether the teacher provides activities that are interesting enough for the child or not.
The way the teacher interacts with his students. Teacher-child relationships should be warm and sincere, not controlling and governing.
School environment. The school atmosphere is fun and makes people “feel at home” to spend time. Have a complete school library. Staff and teachers are friendly to all visitors and students.