A child’s education begins at home, but parental participation doesn’t end when that child steps through the school door.
Children not only do better in school when their parents are involved, but they also to better in entrepreneurial and college pursuits.
To help you stay allied while your child is in class, many schools have adopted real time communication methods. At the Masters Academy, we provide daily and weekly feedback regarding student activities, assignments, and interactions regarding your child’s holistic development.
As a part of the Personalized Academic Program, we send routine, priority and emergency messages electronically from school to caretakers. These messages – which range from informing you of your child’s attendance record and grades to alerting you of early school closures due to inclement weather – are sent to home, and cell phones and e-mail accounts.
Though collaboration with teachers and administrators is one way parents can make a positive influence on their child’s education, the following tips are also very important to highlight:
Whether it’s at dinner or during the drive home from school, ask your child open-ended questions about the school day and about homework assignments. Some great conversation starters could be,
· “What was the most exciting thing about your day?”
· “What unexpected or challenging things happened?”
· “What did the teacher discuss in Reading/Writing/Math?”
Promote Good Study Habits.
Create a quiet, clutter-free study space. If homework help is needed, assist with the work but don’t do it for your child.
· Provide a desk and comfortable chair for your child. Tests and assessments will be administered in a classroom setting or a desk. This is why it is important to practice physical posture to train the brain for maximum performance during tests.
· Keep supplies well stocked. Pencils, pens, paper, journals, and notebooks will eventually need to be replaced.
Get Suggestions From Teachers.
If your child is having trouble in a subject or is displaying behavioral problems, email your child’s teacher to gain insight on how you can support school efforts at home.
Attend Meetings, Field Trips, and Conferences.
At the Masters Academy, parents gain valuable resources during Conferences and Field Trips. During our extended out of country exploratory learning trips, parents who attend receive valuable tips on college funding, career preparation, scholarship resources, portfolio building, and much more.
Parents who are proactive in seeking help, interacting with their child, and planning for the future is a great way to be involved in your child’s success.