ERIC Number: EJ1014101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Reference Count: 5
Building Trust at School
McGee, Christy D.
Parenting for High Potential, v2 n4 p18-19 Jan 2013
While spending quite a bit of time in schools observing student teachers, the author of this article began to think about the way gifted children and their parents view school because the children do not seem to feel safe in their schools. The author observed that many of these children are very bright and are bored or frustrated, yet they do not advocate for themselves to remedy the situation. In order to be an advocate for yourself or others, there must first be an element of trust. Children need to trust their parents, teachers, and other significant people in their lives in order to function successfully. Furthermore, the importance of trust in children's lives is vital to them becoming well-adjusted human beings. That is an obvious statement, but what is not so obvious is that parents must also build trusting relationships with their children's teachers in order to establish the best environment for them. The extent to which teacher-student and parent-teacher relationships are strong and supportive plays a great role in the success of the student (Goddard, Tschannen-Moran, & Hoy, 2001).
Descriptors: Gifted, Academically Gifted, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Parent Teacher Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Social Cognition
National Association for Gifted Children. 1331 H Street NW Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-785-4268; Fax: 202-785-4248; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nagc.org/php.aspx
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A