Track your child’s progress regularly — not just at report card time.
EP06: Is My Child On Track at School?
Most of us are non-stop throughout the week and none of us want to be blindsided at report card time. This episode is all about helping you get a better grasp on how your child is doing with schoolwork. We offer busy parents three tips for keeping track and a bonus tip about celebrating progress.
5 RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN CONTACTING YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER
Source: Lauren Carrane, Educational Endeavors
As conscientious parents, we all want our children to do the best they possibly can in school. We want them to earn good grades, be treated fairly and have a positive experience in their classes. That’s why many parents take a proactive approach in establishing communication with their child’s teachers.
STUDENT PROGRESS MONITORING: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR CHILD
Source: Kathleen McLane, Reading Rockets
Our children’s progress is being monitored constantly at school, through the steady stream of homework assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, and standardized tests. On first hearing the term “student progress monitoring,” our initial reaction may be “they’re doing this already!” or “more tests?”
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVES WITH YOUR CHILD
In the classroom, teachers offer feedback to students to help them know whether they’re hitting the mark. They measure student progress and give feedback as needed. When your child is learning from home, he or she may look to you for recognition of good work. How you deliver feedback is important.
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