When parents support our kids’ teachers, the learning benefits are undeniable. This relationship becomes a shared source of a child’s learning challenges, difficulties, and solutions. It is a bond built on educational foundations to help navigate and motivate kids to learn.
Teaching requires specific skills, education, creativity, and communication. On any given day – your child’s teacher plays a role as a friend, educator, auxiliary parent, or advisor. Teachers not only educate, but they also direct and guide your child’s social behavior and intellectual development.
Teachers help kids face their challenges and discover their interests, curiosity, strengths, and weaknesses by filling their heads with stories of adventures, history on lessons learned, participation in creative works of art and interventions of science and mathematical formulas.
It is a job with prerequisites involving a team consisting of parents, teachers, and students. Although the school day may start on a Monday morning – for a teacher it continues beyond the ringing of the bell signaling the end of a school day.
Why do teachers put in so much time? Because a teacher’s dedication makes a difference in a child’s education. How can you help support teachers?
Consider donating funds, classroom supplies, or learning tools.
Parental Resources to Educational Challenges
Attend school events like open houses and conferences and learn how to support teachers educating kids. Open houses are intended to welcome parents offering an open venue where teachers, parents, and students get to know each other. Teachers become academic intermediaries responding to a student’s scholastic learning issues. Parents need to share student study habits to help teachers develop classroom study.
Parent-teacher-student connections work best with open communications. Don’t be shy:
- Talk about your children’s needs
- Ask about the school’s limitations
- Learn how to reach out to teachers
Conferences allow teachers to share one-on-one with parents about a student’s performance. These sessions are usually time-sensitive.
If your child is struggling, schedule a meeting with the teacher before the conference event begins. Be open:
- Discuss your concerns and limitations.
- Develop a support plan with the teacher.
- Monitor and provide feedback – communicate with the teacher on progress.
Finding A Solution Together
Sometimes, parents think schools and teachers must carry the burden and responsibility of a child’s educational struggle alone. That is not true. Be honest about what is at stake. Parents, let teachers know you care and want to help. Teachers, talk with a student’s parent to help them understand this is a team effort. Keep in mind that this teaming is about finding a learning solution that works for the student.
- Teachers and parents need to share classroom and home challenges.
- Envision the future impacts education has on the student without a proper support system.
- Develop trusted resources between parent, teacher, sibling, or a family friend to reach targeted goals.
Teachers and Students Need Parental Support
Families are powerful learning influences. When parents support teachers, they help create a productive learning environment that can boost a child’s academic achievements. Children are naturally enthusiastic about pleasing a parent and impressing a teacher. A child’s educational success encompasses parent-teacher interactions during and after school. When parents get involved teachers are more effective in and out of the classroom.
- Find out where parent participation is needed.
- Join forces and learn how to motivate a student to learn.
- Watch a child progress with educational teaching supports.
Parents should take as much time to review your child’s study curriculum as teachers take to develop the lesson. Did you know teachers generally spend their summers developing classroom lessons for the coming year? Why? To help students achieve the required grade-level goals.
- When did you last look at the school’s textbooks?
- Do you understand your child’s test scores compared to the school’s academic measurement?
Appreciation of Giving Back
Teachers can help students reach their full potential every day with a little support from the community. As a new school year begins, one challenge for teachers is making sure there are sufficient supplies for each student.
Many teachers spend their private funds without reimbursements to assure students have the tools and supplies to accomplishment specific educational goals. Want to say thank you, contribute, and support to the community’s teachers? Consider donating. Ask a teacher how you can help.