THE PARENT/TEACHER PARTNERSHIP WITH GUEST MEGHAN LANOUETTE
I am so happy you have found the 3D Parent Podcast. My name is Beaven Walters, and I am your host. Before I created the 3D Parent, I spent over 10 years teaching in various educational settings. I have always had a passion for working with children. After my first child was born, and not too long after my second, I discovered I was truly passionate about parenting in a way that worked for my children. So, I became a certified parent coach to help not only myself, but other parents who were struggling through a tough season in parenting just like me.
This podcast was created with the parent in mind. I am going to be covering the 3D Parent method and systems, so you can gain tangible tools to help you bring dignity, direction and deep connection to your family dynamic. My goal is to help you become the most confident parent you can be, and feel empowered in your parenting choices.
THINGS YOU WILL LEARN IN EP. 5: THE PARENT/TEACHER PARTNERSHIP WITH GUEST MEGHAN LANOUETTE
[4:56] Meghan draws a parallel between teaching and parenting, and how it changes because of research.
[5:34] Meghan discusses developing what she hopes is lifelong relationships with her students, and continue this work as long as she continues to invest in new strategies.
[9:22] Kids have really started to develop increased anxiety, especially over the past 5 years. So teachers have started to incorporate mindfulness and techniques to help them deal with stress such as breathing.
[17:01] In terms of teachers and parents, it is important to make each child feel significant. This is sometimes easier said than done, but it could be as simple as a nickname.
[21:26] Discipline in the classroom is similar to discipline at home. Clear lines of communication and expectations. This includes being open in communication with the parents of a child who may be struggling in the classroom.
[24:58] Any information from a parent regarding a child is important. Nothing is too small. It helps inform how we approach each child in the day to day depending on what they may be going through or dealing with.
[30:22] Conferences are very helpful as well in establishing a knowledge base for your child and create a plan to help them succeed throughout the year.
[37:05] One tip Meghan recommends to help foster connection outside of school, is to know what your child is learning about in school and incorporate that into your conversations with your child. Maybe even offer to go deeper and learn more about whatever topic they are learning about.
[44:52] A key takeaway from this episode is to work with your child’s teacher as a team. It is just as important for you to have a relationship with your child's teacher as it is for your child.
QUOTES FROM THE PARENT/TEACHER PARTNERSHIP WITH GUEST MEGHAN LANOUETTE
Meghan responding to being asked if she knew she wanted to work with kids.
“You know, if you'd asked me that, I would have said no. But if you'd asked anybody who knew me, they probably would have said that was what I was going to do. I always loved being around kids.“
Meghan’s response to what she thinks is the toughest part of her job.
“You do the best you can every day. And then there are those moments of, you know, a glimmer where you're like, oh, my gosh, I reached somebody.”
“The first thing that has to happen is building a rapport with a kid and letting them know that I care about them and that I care about them as an individual. And not just, you know, one of twenty-six kids.”
“It's like if you if the parents and the teachers aren't talking. It's like trying to build something with a door in between you, and trying to like have two people building the same thing, but not communicating at all about it.”
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