Tips to Enhance Learning
Ensure your child has a good night sleep and eats properly.
Ensure your child gets to school on time.
Set a time and a quiet place to study each day.
Ensure your child does his/her homework each day.
Listen to your child and teach him/her to listen to others.
Teach your child self-respect and respect for others.
Remind your child to be well behaved in school.
Read aloud to your child and/or listen to your child read.
Talk to your child in complete sentences and answer questions.
Know how your child is performing in reading and mathematics.
Control the quality and length of TV programs your child watches.
Provide books in your home and/or take your child to the library.
Expose your child to a variety of educational experiences.
Let your child see you read so you can be an example.
Ask your child each day about what he/she learned at school.
Show and encourage a positive attitude towards school.
Smile, hug, and praise your child often.
Attend parent/teacher meetings.
Contact your child’s teacher on a regular basis to find out how he/she is progressing.
Attend special events or programs with your child.
Tell your child that getting a good education is very important.
Building a Strong Parent/School Relationship
Help the teacher to know your child. As soon as school opens, write the teacher a note and introduce yourself. Make an appointment to get to know each other and talk about your child. You know your child better than anyone; describe your child’s strengths and interests, or areas where your child may need extra help. If you cannot do that in person, a phone call will help make that connection. Attend back-to-school activities.
Ask the teacher to communicate with you. Provide the teacher with your name, phone number(s), email address (if applicable), and best times to reach you. Ask the teacher to keep you informed of your child’s progress and needs.
Ask questions about the curriculum. Ask what specific courses your child needs in order to progress to the next level and work with the school to schedule those courses. Talk with counselors and have them explain the course work needed.
Check your child’s homework. Schedule a regular time and place to work with your child on his or her homework. Make sure your child understands the assignments and completes them on time.
Visit your child’s classroom. Schedule a visit to your child’s classroom. Comply with and support security procedures designed to protect your children.
Participate in school activities. Each school has its own activities and there are many ways you can get involved.
Get involved with the parent/teachers organizations and advisory councils.
Look for ways to volunteer at school. Check the school activities calendar and plan to attend as many as you can.
STAY INVOLVED. It is an important factor in your child’s academic achievement.