Learning is a gradual, student-centered process, in which parents and teachers play a leading role. Examination results reflect the
learning that has taken place, allow students to reflect on their learning process and allow the parents to better understand the
dynamics of teaching and learning. After the mid-semester examinations, the parent meeting was arranged.
Recently, the CIS Department and the ISD held their first parent meeting of the new school year. Although, these two branches of our
school are different and each has their own merits, they are both united in the same goal of developing a strong educational culture
and a good academic record. The parents reacted positively to the opportunity to meet the teachers and interestingly, the teachers
from both departments had very similar answers and advice.
Learn from your mistakes and set higher goals.Students with low scores should not be reprimanded. Teachers advised parents to
comfort and encourage learners. As long as students have done their best, they should not lose heart. Parents and students can then
together investigate the situation, whether it is psychological in nature, whether the study methods are ineffective or the examination
time is not reasonably allocated etc. At the same time, identify the gaps in knowledge, give appropriate evaluation and encouragement
and point out to the child the direction in which they should exert greater efforts in the future.
In Psychology, there is a concept known as the Zone of Proximal Learning which explores the value of knowledge-based tests as a
means of gauging students’ intelligence. This zone is an area of learning that occurs when a student is assisted by a teacher with a
higher skill set. We encourage the child to set a new, realistic goal, a little higher than their present ability, but not unattainable. We
then encourage the child to attempt this work individually and provide less and less guidance as they attain more and more of their
goals independently. The child should not dread a negative outcome, but should rather be encouraged and supported. Children
should be encouraged to ask more questions, be built up to become more confident and happy. This will help the child to study harder
and be more comfortable taking tests.