(lat.schola – place of study) is an educational institution for the education, education and upbringing of children, youth and adults.
A lot of memories are associated with each of us with the word “school”. And, unfortunately, not all these memories are so joyful and bright as we might like. Maybe that’s why parents who feel confident at home, at work, when communicating with friends, within the walls of educational institutions automatically drag their heads into their shoulders, become taciturn, shy, constrained? For not entirely understandable reasons, they are convinced of the absolute rightness of the teacher, and, coming home after the parents’ meeting, “take measures”, in relation to the child, with horror awaiting their return. Sometimes there is a diametrically opposite approach: parents, taking the child to school, are completely removed from the role of the educator, believing that professional teachers will do it for them, replace the mother’s love, father’s authority, and the spacious corridors of the school are quite suitable for the role of “second home” for their children.
A lot of myths and misconceptions about the role of the teacher in the life of the child, about the role of the teacher in the schooling and the school are created around public schools and private schools (sometimes painstakingly imposed by the media and notorious public opinion) in education. So what is a school – a home of your own or just a place of obtaining knowledge? What qualities should the teacher have, can he be mistaken? Where is it better to teach children – in general education or in private schools? We will try to answer all these questions in the process of debunking the most famous myths about the school.
If a child does not like at school, he will tell you about it.
This is not quite true, especially if it’s not about physical negative effects, but about other discomforts (fears, insecurities, complexes) that many children are exposed to, especially “domestic” people who are not as fit for work in the community as babies, who attended kindergarten. Sometimes a child does not complain about his sorrows and worries (because he simply does not find the right words), but this is clearly signaled by changes in his behavior. For example, your son comes back from school languidly, does not share impressions or before a healthy child regularly complains of malaise (pain in the abdomen, headache) in the morning before going to school. There may be overexcitement, motor disinhibition, irritability, etc., which are only symptoms of stress, which is burdensome for a first-grader.
Stress lies in wait for the child only in school.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. We will not mention how difficult is the life of children growing up in families of drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. Let us dwell on the problem of “morning stress”, which most parents, in a hurry, just do not notice. It should be noted that it is unacceptable to wake a child abruptly – it is better to start this process early and stretch for ten minutes. It is also worthwhile to refrain from elevated tones – and then the process of transition from sleep to wakefulness will pass painlessly.
The child should definitely have breakfast.
Undoubtedly, if the child himself wants it. Forcibly “fed” baby food will bring little benefit to the body, and even the mood will worsen. It should be remembered that emotional balance (especially in the morning) for your child is much more important than calories.
The school can become a second home for children.
This is not quite true – there are several other laws in the school. Therefore, it will be more correct to say that a school for a child is a duty, a job, not always interesting and exciting, and sometimes unpleasant. But you can not do without it, so you just have to be patient and fulfill your duty.
Teacher for the child is the second mother.
Wrong opinion. Certainly, the role of the teacher requires mercy, kindness and compassion, mind, tact, but the confluence of souls and the selfless love of the mother from the teacher should not be expected.
Like parents, the teacher wants the child only good and wants to make him happy.
This is not quite true. It should be remembered that the mission of the teacher is, first of all, to protect pupils from vices, to provide the children with the knowledge, skills, and skills that will be useful to them in the future. So the desire to make a child happy, as well as the ability to wish your beloved child only good is the prerogative of parents.
Teacher is never wrong.
No, like all people, the educator is not at all free from prejudice and delusion. And some features of the nature of the teacher (not always positive) and personal problems can somewhat distort the correctness of the perception of this or that act of your child.
In private schools, only the children of wealthy parents can learn.
This is not quite true. After all, the prices for tuition in private schools fluctuate in a fairly wide range (from sixty to five hundred dollars or more), so even people with an average level of income can find an educational institution for their child “affordable”.
“problem” children are taught in private schools.
Indeed, in particular, children fall into private schools, which did not become accustomed to the state school. But not all of them are lazy or truant and violators of discipline. Some students, with poor health, can only practice in a special, sparing mode. Others are difficult to meet people, experience discomfort in a large team, and in a small class of a private school feel great. Third, seriously addicted to sports, music, etc. (or experiencing difficulties in mastering a particular school subject) need to study in a special schedule. And there are children who want (and have the ability) to go through the school course faster than their peers.
In a private school they teach the same way as in a state school – nothing is better.
If you choose the right type of private school, ie. take into account the personality and needs of your child (in this you can help a regular school psychologist), you can not doubt – your child’s knowledge level will be significantly higher than the level of knowledge of the average student of public school. After all, in a private school, where in a class of two to five people, it is much easier for the teacher to find an individual approach to each student, to help the child fill the “gaps” in knowledge. And the material base of such educational institutions, as a rule, is better than in ordinary schools.